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trifle with sb/sth

formal or old-fashioned
phrasal verb with trifle uk   us   /ˈtraɪ.fl̩/ 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.
(Definition of trifle with sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “trifle with sb/sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 戏弄, 怠慢, 小看…
in Chinese (Traditional) 戲弄, 怠慢, 小看…
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