clown around


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clown around (with someone)

Fig. to join with someone in acting silly; [for two or more people] to act silly together. The boys were clowning around with each other. The kids are having fun clowning around.
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clown around

in. to act silly; to mess around. We were just clowning around. We didn’t mean to break anything.
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Unfortunately, too many people think that's the time to let their hair down, clown around, and drink too much.
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And that they did as everyone at Crookhill Primary School, in Ryton, Gateshead, got the chance to join the circus for the day and be taught by the professionals how to juggle, spin plates and generally clown around.
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3) Michigan linebackers Sam Sword, right, and Kurt Anderson clown around at Knott's Berry Farm.
Come Clown Around Bring the whole family for face painting, balloons and clown tricks
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Photo: (1-2) Academic Decathlon team members at El Camino Real High School, above, clown around by draping all of their medals around the neck of teammate Jackie Moses following a rally at the school.
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