joke around

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joke around

1. To act in a jovial or light-hearted manner. Honestly, my favorite part about the softball league is just joking around with the guys after the game.
2. To say something that is not intended to be taken seriously. I was just joking around when I saw I would quit. Obviously I love this job.
3. To engage in (usually lighthearted) teasing (of someone).
4. To joke about something or treat it lightly. Often used in the negative to indicate absolute seriousness. You guys, Mom is not joking around. She said she would ground us for a month if she caught us again.
See also: around, joke

joke around

v.
1. To act amusingly and without seriousness: We didn't mean to appear rude—we were just joking around.
2. To fool someone lightheartedly: I was just joking around with you when I said that I cut my hair.
See also: around, joke
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He always gives me hugs and jokes around with me - in fact if I leave without hugging him he freaks out!
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He says he doesn't like me, but he always jokes around with me.
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And trust me, I get plenty of editor jokes around the office.
He just always jokes around. I'm sure he never means what he says, he just jokes around a lot.
He jokes around when it's time to joke around and the guy can also get really serious when he gets angry.
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Because I'm not one of those actors that jokes around with the crew a lot.