fool with - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyfool with
he/she/itfools with
present participlefooling with
past tensefooled with
past participlefooled with
  1. 1
    same as fool2
  2. 2
    fool with someone/something mainly American to become involved with someone or something that is dangerous

    It’s time you stopped fooling with these kids.

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See also main entry: fool