kid around (with someone)
to tease and joke with someone. I like to kid around with John. We are great friends. Yes, John and I used to kid around a lot.
to joke with someone At the end of the show, the dancers kidded around with the audience and tried to get them to dance.
Engage in good-humored fooling, joking, or teasing. For example, He's always kidding around with the other boys. [First half of 1900s]
1. To act amusingly and without seriousness: We didn't mean to appear rude; we were just kidding around.
2. To fool someone lightheartedly: At first she thought we were serious, but she finally realized we were just kidding around. I was kidding around with my brother, telling him that our parents had won the lottery.