kid around

kid around

1. To engage in lighthearted behavior, such as making jokes; to joke around. Grandpa loves to kid around with all the little ones—look, it's like he's one of them! Boys, please stop kidding around and start working on the assignment.
2. To tease someone, often by trying to convince them of something untrue. Guys, stop kidding around. There wasn't really a spider in my hair, was there? You're not really a bad driver. I was just kidding around.
See also: around, kid

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.
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kid around

Engage in good-humored fooling, joking, or teasing. For example, He's always kidding around with the other boys. [First half of 1900s]
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kid around

v.
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.
See also: around, kid
References in classic literature ?
"Haven't seen a bow-legged, dirty-faced little devil of a six-year- old loot kid around here anywhere, have you?"
BY KATHY ARMSTRONG GERRY Adams proved he likes to kid around - tweeting a picture of himself with a goat.
Dear Coleen, I HAD a baby three years ago and, since then, all my friends who had a kid around the same time have gone on at me to have a second one.
A three-year friendship helps to turn the kid around, despite setbacks for both the student and the teacher.
KID AROUND "You're never too old for Slip'n Slide!"
I don't think there's any high school kid around here smart enough to pull this off.
He's reaching Gonzales-ish stature on skateboarding's cumulative Favorites-of-All-Time list and there ain't a kid around the flat bar who doesn't try and copy his springy pushing style and ivory-smooth grace.
I wanted to ask him what range of colors I could choose from, but one dares not kid around with a Motor Vehicles clerk.