is monkey a verb?

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  • Isaac
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Google > monkey def (gets you monkey definition) > noun

    1.

    a small to medium-sized primate that typically has a long tail, most kinds of which live in trees in tropical countries.

    2.

    a pile-driving machine consisting of a heavy hammer or ram working vertically in a groove.

    verb

    behave in a silly or playful way.

  • Speed
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It can be, when accompanied by the word around or with. It means to tinker with or adjust something when you don't know what you're doing.

    Don't monkey around with that engine.

    I monkeyed around with the mower and now it won't start.

    Sam monkeyed with the dishwasher and now it doesn't drain.

  • 1 month ago

    It can be both a noun and a verb

    monkey as a verb

    1 : to act in a grotesque or mischievous manner

    2a : FOOL, TRIFLE —often used with around.

    Example "he likes to monkey around with engines"

    b : TAMPER —usually used with with.

    Example "don't monkey with the setting"

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