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goof around

to act silly. The kids were all goofing around, waiting for the bus. Stop goofing around!
See also: around, goof

goof off

to waste time. John is always goofing off. Quit goofing off and get to work!
See also: goof, off

goof on someone

Inf. to tease or kid someone. I don't believe you. I think you're just goofing on me.
See also: goof, on

goof someone or something up

Inf. to mess someone or something up; to ruin someone's plans; to make something nonfunctional. Who goofed this machine up? Who goofed up the machine?
See also: goof, up

goof up (on something)

Inf. to make an error with something; to blunder while doing something. Please don't goof up on this job. If you goof up one more time, you're finished.
See also: goof, up

goofed (up)

 
1. Inf. messed up; out of order. All my papers are goofed up. Everything on my desk is goofed. Who's been here?
2. Inf. confused; distraught. I'm sort of goofed up today. I think I'm coming down with something. I was up too late last night, and now I'm all goofed up.
See also: goof

goof off

to avoid work She spent most of the school day goofing off with her friends.
See also: goof, off

goof on somebody

to make jokes about someone She doesn't goof on old people, but her characters are certainly older and very odd.
Related vocabulary: make fun of somebody/something
See also: goof, on

goof on

Make fun of, mock, as in He was always goofing on his little brother. [Slang; mid-1900s]
See also: goof, on

goof up

Blunder, make a mistake, spoil. For example, I really goofed up and got all the dates wrong. This expression emerged in the military during World War II, along with the synonymous goof off. Quite often up is omitted, as in Sorry, I goofed. [Slang; c. 1940]
See also: goof, up

goof around

v.
To act foolishly, playfully, or without a clear sense of purpose: The students who goofed around all semester failed the course.
See also: around, goof

goof off

v.
To waste time, especially by acting foolishly or frivolously: The students spent their free time goofing off instead of working on the project.
See also: goof, off

goof up

v.
1. To make a mistake, especially out of confusion or ignorance: You really goofed up by not telling your parents you were leaving. I didn't follow the instructions for the job carefully, so I goofed up.
2. To cause someone or something to blunder: The directions to the park were confusing and they goofed me up. You're not alone in getting lost; that fork in the road goofs up everybody.
3. To perform something badly; blunder in executing something: You really goofed up the spelling section of the test. The band didn't rehearse enough before the concert and really goofed the march up.
See also: goof, up

goof

(guf)
1. n. a foolish oaf; a goofy person. Don’t be a goof. Get with it.
2. in. to use heroin or some other addictive drugs without intending to become addicted; to play around (with heroin). (Drugs.) Gert spent the first few years just goofing.
3. in. to scratch, nod, and slobber after an injection of heroin. (Drugs.) She has been goofing for an hour.
4. and goof up in. to make a blunder. This time, you goofed. I’m afraid I goofed up.
5. n. a blunder; an error. This goof is yours, not mine.

goof up

verb
See goof
See also: goof, up

goof off

1. and goof around in. to waste time. You guys are goofing off again! Get busy. Stop goofing around.
2. n. a time-waster; a jerk. (Usually goof-off.) I’m no goof-off, but I am no scholar either.
See also: goof, off

goof around

verb
See also: around, goof

goof on someone

in. to play a prank on someone; to involve someone in a deception. Hey, don’t goof on me. I’m your buddy!
See also: goof, on

goof something up

tv. to mess something up. I hope I don’t goof up the report again.
See also: goof, up

goofed (up)

1. mod. messed up; out of order. All my papers are goofed up.
2. mod. confused; distraught. I was up too late last night, and now I’m all goofed up.
3. mod. high on drugs. Bob’s a little goofed up after partying too much.
See also: goof, up

goofed

verb
See also: goof

goof-proof

1. mod. foolproof; not subject to misuse. This scheme is not goof-proof, but it’s pretty sound.
2. tv. to make something foolproof; to take action to see that something cannot be misused. See if this can be goof-proofed by Monday evening.
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