Translation of mess around colloquial in Spanish:
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (misbehave) she found out he'd been messing aroundhe started messing around with drugsdescubrió que había tenido líos or enredos con otras1.2 (fiddle, waste time) See examples: I was just messing around with some friendsempezó a meterse con drogashe enjoys messing around in boatsandaba por ahí ganduleando con unos amigosshe didn't mess around: she told him straight outle gusta entretenerse or pasar el tiempo navegando1.3 (interfere)to mess around (no se anduvo con vueltas; se lo dijo sin más [colloquial]
withsomething/somebody)they keep messing around with the arrangementsstop messing around with my things!cambian los planes una y otra vezdon't mess around with me¡deja mis cosas tranquilas!no juegues conmigono me tomes el pelo [colloquial]
- 2verb + object + adverb (British English) 2.1 (treat inconsiderately) See examples: don't mess me around: are you going to come or not?he messed us around over the dateno me fastidies or decídete de una vez ¿vienes o no? [colloquial]he messed me around so much that I left himnos cambió mil veces la fecha2.2 (muddle)jugó conmigo de tal manera, que lo dejéarmar un lío con [colloquial]
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