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phrasal verb [intransitive] [usually progressive] mainly spoken
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theykid around
he/she/itkids around
present participlekidding around
past tensekidded around
past participlekidded around
  1. to behave in a silly way

    We didn’t mean it. We were just kidding around.

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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