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Noun monkey has 2 senses
- monkey - any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians)
--1 is a kind of primate
--1 has particulars: Old World monkey, catarrhine; New World monkey, platyrrhine
- imp, scamp, monkey, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag - one who is playfully mischievous
--2 is a kind of child, kid, youngster, minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, fry, nestling
--2 has particulars: terror, brat, little terror, holy terror
Verb monkey has 2 senses
- tamper, fiddle, monkey - play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly; "Someone tampered with the documents on my desk"; "The reporter fiddle with the facts"
--1 is one way to manipulate
Somebody ----s something
- putter, mess around, potter, tinker, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around - do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly; "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"
--2 is one way to work
Somebody ----s PP