Translation of "toy with sth" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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toy with sth

phrasal verb with toy uk /tɔɪ/ us /tɔɪ/ verb


to consider something or doing something, but not in a very serious way, and without making a decision

We're toying with the idea of going to Peru next year. 我们动了明年去秘鲁的念头。


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. 她只是拨弄着她那份色拉。
He toyed nervously with a button on his jacket as he was speaking. 他边说话边紧张地拨弄着一颗上衣扣子。

(Translation of “toy with sth” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)