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English definition of “toy with sth”

toy with sth

(TOUCH) phrasal verb with toy     /tɔɪ/ verb
to touch an object or move it around with your hand , without any purpose but while thinking about something else : She just toyed with her salad . He toyed nervously with a button on his jacket as he was speaking .Touching and feelingShowing affection
(Definition of toy with sth (TOUCH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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