arse about/around phrasal

verb (I) to waste time: He's been arsing about in the garden all day.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • arse about — phrasal verb arse around or arse about [intransitive] Word forms arse around : present tense I/you/we/they arse around he/she/it arses around present participle arsing around past tense arsed around past participle arsed around British impolite… …   English dictionary

  • arse about — verb be lazy or idle Her son is just bumming around all day • Syn: ↑bum, ↑bum around, ↑bum about, ↑arse around, ↑fuck off, ↑loaf, ↑frig around, ↑waste one s t …   Useful english dictionary

  • arse around — phrasal verb arse around or arse about [intransitive] Word forms arse around : present tense I/you/we/they arse around he/she/it arses around present participle arsing around past tense arsed around past participle arsed around British impolite… …   English dictionary

  • arse around — verb 1. be lazy or idle Her son is just bumming around all day • Syn: ↑bum, ↑bum around, ↑bum about, ↑arse about, ↑fuck off, ↑loaf, ↑frig around, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • arse — [[t]ɑ͟ː(r)s[/t]] arses, arsing, arsed N COUNT Your arse is your bottom. [BRIT, INFORMAL, VERY RUDE] a pain in the arse → see pain Phrasal Verbs: arse around arse about (in AM …   English dictionary

  • arse around — or arse about PHRASAL VERB: usu cont, V P If you say that someone is arsing around or arsing about, you mean that they are behaving in a silly, irritating way instead of getting something done. [BRIT, INFORMAL, RUDE] …   English dictionary

  • bum around — verb be lazy or idle Her son is just bumming around all day • Syn: ↑bum, ↑bum about, ↑arse around, ↑arse about, ↑fuck off, ↑loaf, ↑frig around, ↑waste one s ti …   Useful english dictionary

  • frig around — verb be lazy or idle Her son is just bumming around all day • Syn: ↑bum, ↑bum around, ↑bum about, ↑arse around, ↑arse about, ↑fuck off, ↑loaf, ↑waste one s time …   Useful english dictionary

  • lounge about — verb be lazy or idle (Freq. 1) Her son is just bumming around all day • Syn: ↑bum, ↑bum around, ↑bum about, ↑arse around, ↑arse about, ↑fuck off, ↑loaf, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lounge around — verb be lazy or idle Her son is just bumming around all day • Syn: ↑bum, ↑bum around, ↑bum about, ↑arse around, ↑arse about, ↑fuck off, ↑loaf, ↑frig around, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary


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