Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Goof"

The meaning of "Goof" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa I was never allowed to goof off

goof off??
A: Goof off means to be silly or break rules in a silly manner. Thats what goof off means to me
Q: O que significa "Sorry, my goof!"?
A: It would be like "sorry, my bad" or "my mistake"
Q: O que significa goof off?
A: It means to mess around instead of doing what you should be doing.

Ex:
These kids like to run around playing games instead of doing their homework. I need to stop them from goofing off so that they can finish their homework.
Q: O que significa goof ; goofing around?
A: Messing/playing about. Joking around.
Q: O que significa goof off?
A: It means to act silly or crazy. For example a child could good off at school by dancing in the classroom. I think it is usually used for situations where you are supposed to be serious (like in school) but act silly.

Example sentences using "Goof"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com goof off .
A: "My friends and I like to goof off"
"Hey! stop goofing off and get back to work!"
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com goof off.
A: “Now is not a time to goof off!” This is used when the speaker is angry at someone for messing around and not taking something seriously.

“Let’s ditch this homework and goof off instead.” This is used when the speaker doesn’t want to take their homework seriously and wants to mess around.

Either way, ‘goofing off’ usually refers to when someone ignores some kind of responsibility and chooses to have fun or mess around instead.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com goof off.
A: Stop goofing off and study your lessons.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com goof off.
A: I was goofing off because I didn't want a serious conversation.

Synonyms of "Goof" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre goof around/about e goof off e goof up ?
A: Thanks!!!
Q: Qual é a diferença entre goof around e monkey around ?
A: They are the same.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre goof off e slack off ?
A: Very similar things, but I would say that slack off sounds more lazy. Goof off sounds like you're doing something fun, instead of important things. But they are interchangeable.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre goofing around e fucking around ?
A: "haha stop goofing around"

"haha stop fucking around"

"he is fucking around with his girlfriend"

"fucking around" and "goofing around" are kind of the same except since "fucking" is a swear word it's stronger.

you could say "stop goofing around" to a little kid or your friends and it will be seen as someone being silly. but "stop fucking around" can be seen as someone being stupid or weird or silly

Translations of "Goof"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? goofing around
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? what does goof off mean?
A: To shirk off on responsibilities or, more broadly applied, to be playful.

For example, someone goofing off during work all the time will likely get fired because they aren't getting anything done.

By extension, my friends and I may just be goofing off while hanging out (being playful, not serious).

Other questions about "Goof"

Q: If you only goof off during your university time, although you just barely graduate, no good companies would like to hire you. They can see at a glance whether you have sturdy knowledge. soa natural?
A: @StarryNight_Vincent

Of course!

Would like isn’t wrong, but I don’t think I’d use it here myself. It’s the more polite form of saying you (in this case, the good companies) have a preference. Since the sentence is about the bad things that could happen if you goof off, it also just doesn’t seem necessary. I think ‘will want’ just suits the situation better.

If the sentence was talking about someone who was a hard working student at university, I would consider using “Many good companies would like to hire you” since it has a positive meaning.
Q: What does Goof off mean?

For example:

I should be studying! Not goofing off! You must get to the class!

Is it common you guys say this?
A: to goof off = andar na palhaçada

é comum, sim
Q: I made a goof. soa natural?
A: × I made a goof.
✓ I goofed

Q: "He did a goof job of wearing persona but I detected the passing anger on his face." soa natural?
A: He did a good job of wearing (A) persona, but I detected the passing anger on his face.
Q: What is a goof English?
Please give me an example.
A: A goof can also mean "a mistake"
A goof-off can also mean someone who is acting silly or goofing off

Meanings and usages of similar words and phrases

Latest words

goof

HiNative is a platform for users to exchange their knowledge about different languages and cultures.

Newest Questions
Newest Questions (HOT)
Trending questions