Meaning of “toy with sth” in the English Dictionary

"toy with sth" in British English

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toy with sth

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

(TOUCH)

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.

(Definition of “toy with sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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