goof around(redirected from goofs around)
To engage in aimless recreation or frivolous time-wasting; to fool around. Quit goofing around and get back to work already! You'd probably have better grades if you didn't goof around so much in class.
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to act silly. The kids were all goofing around, waiting for the bus. Stop goofing around!
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To act foolishly, playfully, or without a clear sense of purpose: The students who goofed around all semester failed the course.
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