play with sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “play with sth” in the English Dictionary

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play with sth

phrasal verb with play uk   us   /pleɪ/ verb

play with sth (IDEA)

to ​consider an ​idea or ​plan: Patricia and I were ​playing (around) with the idea/​possibility of ​moving to Glasgow.

play with sth (TOUCH)

disapproving to ​keeptouching and ​moving something around with no ​purpose or ​interest: Stop ​playing with ​yourhair! She was just ​playing with her ​food - she didn't ​eat a ​mouthful.
(Definition of play with sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “play with sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 想法, 考虑(想法或计划)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 想法, 考慮(想法或計劃)…
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