Synonyms of 'fool around or about'
▷ See fool
1 mess about
Her husband was fooling around.
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If you dawdle, you spend more time than is necessary going somewhere.
They dawdled arm in arm past the shopfronts.
If you flirt with someone, you behave as if you are sexually attracted to them, in a playful or not very serious way.
He's flirting with all the ladies.
lead on (informal)
make advances at
make eyes at
make sheep's eyes at
Thesaurus for fool around or about from the Collins English Thesaurus