muck around

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muck around

1. To be idle or do something without much purpose. Quit mucking around and help me take out the trash! After the stressful week that I had, I'm looking forward to just mucking around the house for the weekend. What are you doing mucking around with those knuckleheads? You're going to get into trouble.
2. To meddle, interfere, or tweak, often in an uncareful or casual way. Please don't muck around with the thermostat, I have it set exactly the way I want it. I've been mucking around with the melody but haven't been able to get it quite right.
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muck around

or muck about
v.
To spend time idly; putter: We spent our summer afternoons mucking around in the fields and ponds. I stayed home and mucked around all day.
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Later, Ricky mucked around with actor Will Arnett, 44, pretending he had overindulged at the free bar.
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Indoors, guests mucked around in an installed photo booth while Jen and Brad flirted over a selection of wagyu beef skewers and soft-shell crab canapes while slurping Grey Goose vodka cocktails.
But seriously, I think nature is already being mucked around too much to be honest so it's time to start exploring.
The 27-year-old was dumped by the infamous ladies man this week after dating for around two months and she has told friends she can't believe she allowed herself to get mucked around by him.
But my view is that the food we eat is already mucked around with.
We don't use guitars, so we play a bit of synths, I play drums, and we mucked around with computers.
She's been mucked around by too many men too many times.
Emma: We've basically mucked around with some of your favourite tracks, swapping lines and putting choruses in the wrong place, but we're not sure you'll notice
All other signature tunes are being mucked around with as well, as you will have read in your Sunday People newspaper of the year last week.
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Mo is furious though - she's been mucked around by too many men.
Steve's co-star Sid Owen, who plays Ricky Butcher, almost cut his right hand off as he mucked around with a kitchen knife two months ago.
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