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English definition of “play around/about with sth”

play around/about with sth

phrasal verb with play     /pleɪ/ verb
to try out different methods or different things, before deciding which one to choose: We've been playing around with ideas for a new TV show. Why don't you play about with the different fonts on the computer and see which one you want to use?Testing, checking and experimenting
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