Synonyms of goof off in English:

goof off

See UK English definition of goof


1‘I didn't want Lester to think I was just goofing off’

avoid work, evade one's duty, shirk, skulk, idle
play truant, truant
North American cut
British informal skive, bunk off, swing the lead, wag, scrimshank, dodge the column
Irish informal mitch off
North American informal goldbrick, play hooky
Australian, New Zealand informal play the wag