One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1vulgar slang Have many different sexual partners.
2informal Fool about.‘a lot of our songs come about with these guys playing and I just screw around and eventually come up with something’
- ‘Make up a story, screw around with it, needle the characters, make them say weird stuff, insert new people at inopportune moments and have fun.’
- ‘I was looking forward to a nice relaxing evening of screwing around with some new software, but it was not to be.’
- ‘I was screwing around on the guitar, and I came up with this riff and the lyrics are very personal.’
- ‘I would prefer to be criticised for new things, screwing around with new formats.’
- ‘Through the years I always took an interest in pop music and I would listen to bands that really had a great melodic aesthetic, but really screwed around with it a little more.’
- ‘I've done nothing but screw around all day, I haven't even transcribed any of my notes.’
- ‘I don't even know, we just always screw around, and people think that's flirting.’
- ‘I should just stop screwing around with the template, huh?’
- ‘The rest of the weekend was spent screwing around with my computer.’
- ‘Another fellow stays late, never screws around, but still gets less done.’
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