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Synonyms for fool



act or play the fool


fool around or about: mess about

fool around with something


Synonyms for fool

a person who is easily deceived or victimized

to cause to accept what is false, especially by trickery or misrepresentation

to waste time by engaging in aimless activity

to handle something idly, ignorantly, or destructively

to move one's fingers or hands in a nervous or aimless fashion

fool around: to waste time by engaging in aimless activity

fool around: to make jokes; behave playfully

fool around: to engage in kissing, caressing, and other amorous behavior

fool around: to be sexually unfaithful to another

fool away: to spend (money) excessively and usually foolishly

Synonyms for fool

a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages

make a fool or dupe of

indulge in horseplay

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However, that night we ended up talking and, to cut a long story short, we fooled around in his apartment, although we didn't go all the way.
They fooled around but didn't have sex, which remained a possibility for when the pair planned to meet in San Francis co.
Appearing at a celebration of humour to be shown on American TV later this month, Williams fooled around in a gas mask and kilt at Washington's Kennedy Centre.
We fooled around with it a little bit, and he started feeling it that day,'' Stottlemyre said.
GAMEKEEPER'S son Graham Lawrie fatally wounded a pet pony as he fooled around with his dad's rifle.