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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 about with

or fool with

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

    Someone had been fooling about with the controls.

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