1. To muck about (or muck around) is to behave in a silly way, or to spend time idly and not get any work done.
Mainly British informal English.
Examples of use:
a) I’m sorry if we offended you – we were only mucking about.
b) Stop mucking about and do your homework!
c) If you muck about a lot in your English class you won’t learn much English!
d) She didn’t do much work today – she just mucked around on the computer all day.
2.To muck about with something (or muck around with something) means to tamper or fiddle with something – especially if you don’t really know what you are doing.
Example of use:
I mucked around with the anti-virus software on my computer and now it’s not working.
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