Phrasal Verb: Mess about

Phrasal Verb: Mess about


Meaning: Not be serious, not use something properly

Example: The children were MESSING ABOUT with the TV remote control and broke it.

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Phrasal Verb: Mess about


Meaning: Treat someone badly

Example: He is always MESSING me ABOUT and never does what he promises.

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Phrasal Verb: Mess about


Meaning: Have a sexual relationship outside marriage or a permanent relationship

Example: He's not faithful- he's been MESSING ABOUT since they were married.

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