What does fool around mean

fooling around (German)

Part of speech: Verb

Hyphenation:
he | r | um | al | bern, simple past: al | ber | te he | r | um, past participle: he | r | um | ge | al | bert
Pronunciation / Stress:
IPA: [hɛˈʁʊmˌʔalbɐn]
Word meaning / definition:
1) intrans. constantly joking (in a childish way), doing mischief
Origin of the term:
Determinative compound (composition) from the adverbaround and the verb silly
Synonyms:
1) fool around
General terms:
1) silly
Short forms:
1) fooling around
Application examples:
1) "We were drunk have been fooling around and then started kissing. "


Conjugations:
Present tense: I. fooling around; you fooling around; he she it fooling around
Simple past: I. fooled around
Subjunctive II: i fooled around
Imperative: singular fooling around!; Plural fooling around!
Participle II: fooled around
Auxiliary verb: to have


Practical example sentences

Automatically selected examples in German:

I often wake up at night because people are on the street fooling around or yell around. During the day I enjoy the horn concert, which takes place when the narrow streets are blocked and you can no longer drive through.
Watson, March 20, 2020

A video shows employees using a rope made from pizza dough fooling around. The company apologizes and takes action.
stern.de, July 10, 2020

They like fooling around, but never miss the necessary seriousness, which use a lot of theatrical legroom, but rarely appear fidgety.
Tichy's insight, November 9th, 2020

The usage examples were selected automatically and may therefore contain errors.


Grammar / conjugations

Fooling around inflection - The conjugation of the verb fooling around

It is a regular verb that is conjugated with the auxiliary verb haben.
 1st person singular2nd person singular3rd person singular1st person plural2nd person plural3rd person plural
Present indicativeI fool around / fool around / fool aroundyou fool aroundhe / she / it is fooling aroundwe fool aroundyou fooling aroundthey fool around
Present Subjunctive I.I fool around / fool aroundyou fool around / fool aroundhe / she / it fool around / fool aroundwe fool aroundyou fool around / fool aroundthey fool around
Past tense indicativeI fooledyou fooledhe / she / it fooledwe fooled aroundyou fooled aroundthey fooled around
Past tense subjunctive III fooled aroundyou fooled aroundhe / she / it fooledwe fooled aroundyou fooled aroundthey fooled around
Perfect indicativeI was fooling aroundyou fooled aroundhe / she / it was fooling aroundwe fooled aroundyou fooled aroundthey fooled around
Perfect subjunctive I.I was fooling inyou were fooling aroundhe / she / it was fooling aroundwe fooled aroundyou were fooling aroundthey fooled around
Past perfect indicativeI was fooling aroundyou were fooling aroundhe / she / it had fooled aroundwe had fooled aroundyou had fooled aroundthey had fooled around
Past perfect subjunctive III would have fooled aroundyou would have fooled aroundhe / she / it would have been fooling aroundwe would have been fooling aroundyou would have fooled aroundthey would have been fooling around
Future I indicativeI'm gonna fool aroundyou will fool aroundhe / she / it is going to fool aroundwe're gonna fool aroundyou will fool aroundthey'll fool around
Future tense I subjunctiveI'm gonna fool aroundyou'll be fooling aroundhe / she / it'll be fooling aroundwe're gonna fool aroundyou will fool aroundthey'll fool around
Future tense I subjunctive III would be fooling aroundyou'd be fooling aroundhe / she / it would be fooling aroundwe'd be fooling aroundyou'd be fooling aroundthey'd be fooling around
Future tense II indicativeI will have been fooling aroundyou will have been fooling aroundhe / she / it will have been fooling aroundwe will have been fooling aroundyou will have been fooling aroundthey will have been fooling around
Future tense II subjunctive II will have been fooling aroundyou will have been fooling aroundhe / she / it will have been fooling aroundwe will have been fooling aroundyou will have been fooling aroundthey will have been fooling around
Future II subjunctive III would have been fooling aroundyou would have been fooling aroundhe / she / it would have been fooling aroundwe would have been fooling aroundyou would have been fooling aroundthey would have been fooling around

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Thesaurus & Synonyms

  • to indulge in idiocy (go.)
  • To fax
  • Make a joke
  • To make Spökes (coll., Ruhrdt.)
  • fool around
  • Drive nonsense
  • joke
  • silly: funny in an inappropriate and stupid way; childish, inappropriate in the situation
  • to play gaga (coll.)
  • fooling around: intransitive: consciously talking nonsense, acting silly
  • flax: express yourself humorously, without seriousness
  • to be on it (coll.)
  • fooling around: intrans. constantly joking (in a childish way), doing mischief
  • calving around (regional)
  • mess around
  • joke
  • fooling around (coll.): intrans., coll .: constantly (in a childish way) joking, doing mischief
  • rumblödeln (coll.)
  • rumspacken (coll.)
  • to kid: intransitive: making jokes, making a joke, not being serious
  • have fun: joke, be fun
  • joke
  • to joke: make funny comments

Another word (synonym) for fooling around - Source: OpenThesaurus


Dictionary entries

Entries from our dictionary that contain "fooling around":

silly: ... faxing Opposite words: 1) be serious, stay serious Subordinate terms: 1) fooling around Examples of use: 1) I like to joke. 1) He prefers to fool around with ...

zouave: faire le zouave - act up, show off; fooling around Derived words: 1) zouave pontifical translations See translations at Zuave (male)

fool:… Hyphenation: fool Pronunciation / stress: IPA: [fuːl] Word meaning / definition: 1) fooling around, making nonsense 2) fooling someone, cheating, tricking ...

to kid:… 1) having fun, making jokes, joking. Related terms: 1) joking, joking around, fooling around Examples of use: 1) You joked about his new shirt; they were joking ...

leva bus: Make mischief, romp and fool around literally: “Live mischief” Related terms: 1) leva loppan, leva lusen, leva om, leva rullan 2) busa examples of use: 1) Jag vill festa med mina kompisar, gå med i klubbar och leva bus i allmänhet


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