English version

lark about/around

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlark about/around phrasal verb British English informalENJOY/LIKE DOING somethingto have fun by behaving in a silly way syn mess about A couple of boys were larking about in the pool. lark→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
lark about/aroundBut then you realise that there's no room whatsoever for larking about and enjoying yourself.Mr Grainger claims his 13-year-old son James was punched in the chest when he was caught larking about in lessons.The kids are larking about in the steam-filled room, and the girl seems grateful for adult conversation.Stu would be laughing and larking about with his mates at the wallpaper shop.They all go bicycling together and run across bridges and lark about, yes?
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Verb table
lark
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylark
he, she, itlarks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylarked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave larked
he, she, ithas larked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad larked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill lark
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have larked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam larking
he, she, itis larking
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you, we, theyare larking
Past
I, he, she, itwas larking
you, we, theywere larking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been larking
he, she, ithas been larking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been larking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be larking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been larking
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