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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.
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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.
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