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phrasal verb British impolite
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theypiss about
he/she/itpisses about
present participlepissing about
past tensepissed about
past participlepissed about
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or piss around

  1. 1
    [intransitive] to behave in a silly way that annoys other people
    Will you two stop pissing around!
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to waste time by doing things that are silly or not important
    We spent the day just pissing around beside the pool.
  3. 3
    [transitive]piss someone about/around to treat someone in an unfair way, for example by wasting their time
    They’ve pissed me about so much that I don’t want to work for them again.
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