play about - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyplay about
he/she/itplays about
present participleplaying about
past tenseplayed about
past participleplayed about

or play around

  1. to behave in a silly way, especially when you should be doing something else

    Stop playing about and get on with doing your homework.

See also main entry: play