English version

muck about/around

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmuck about/around phrasal verb British English informal1 BEHAVEto behave in a silly way, especially when you should be working or paying attention to something syn mess around Stop mucking about and listen! Some of the boys were mucking around on bikes.2 BEHAVE muck somebody about/around to cause trouble for someone, especially by changing your mind a lot or not doing what you promised to do syn mess somebody around The company kept mucking us around and changing the price. muck→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
muck about/aroundBlondel then requested the messenger to stop mucking about.Not now the poor old feller's dead. - Ben, stop mucking about.They're mostly Northerners, and they don't want to muck about.You can come up and let yourself go - shout about and that and muck about.I know he mucks about a bit, but he's a good lad really.And, as any football-mad kid knows, there is nothing as embarrassing as mucking about in last season's kit.Not all managers want their employees mucking around with decisions.To McDonough, a stubby 280-pounder, the charm of elective office was not mucking about with papers and figures.
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Verb table
muck
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymuck
he, she, itmucks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymucked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave mucked
he, she, ithas mucked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad mucked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill muck
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have mucked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam mucking
he, she, itis mucking
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you, we, theyare mucking
Past
I, he, she, itwas mucking
you, we, theywere mucking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been mucking
he, she, ithas been mucking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been mucking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be mucking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been mucking
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