Definitions for muck about

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. putter, mess around, potter, tinker, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around(verb)

    do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly

    "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"


  1. muck about(Verb)

    To do random unplanned work or spend time idly

  2. muck about(Verb)

    To do somethings with a piece of equipment when you do not understand how it works.

  3. muck about(Verb)

    To be playful; full of fun and high spirits

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Douglas Noel Adams:

    Man has always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much-the wheel, New York, wars and so on-while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man-for precisely the same reason.


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