Horse about / around – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To horse about, or horse around, is to behave in a silly, rough or careless way.

Informal English.

horseplay (noun) – rough or boisterous play

to horse about or horse around is to engage in horseplay.

Examples of use:

1. They were horsing around together in the snow; laughing and pushing each other and being stupid.

2. Stop horsing around and do your homework!

3. They were horsing around in the kitchen and broke my favourite teapot.

4. We were horsing about on our bikes, and she fell off and broke her wrist.

infinitive
horse about
present simple
horse about and horses about
-ing form
horsing about
past simple
horsed about
past participle
horsed about

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