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fool around with

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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyfool around with
he/she/itfools around with
present participlefooling around with
past tensefooled around with
past participlefooled around with

or fool with

  1. fool (around) with something to handle or use something in a stupid or careless way

    Someone had been fooling around with the controls.

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