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trifle with sb/sth

formal or old-fashioned
phrasal verb with trifle uk   /ˈtraɪ.fəl/ us   /ˈtraɪ.fəl/ verb
to treat someone or something carelessly or without respect: He trifled with her affections (= feelings). As you know, Caroline O'Neill is not a woman to be trifled with.
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in Chinese (Simplified) 戏弄, 怠慢, 小看…
in Chinese (Traditional) 戲弄, 怠慢, 小看…
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