toy with sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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toy with sth

phrasal verb with toy uk   us   /tɔɪ/ verb

toy with sth (CONSIDER)

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.

toy with sth (TOUCH)

to ​touch an ​object or ​move it around with ​yourhand, 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.
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