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English definition of “toy with sth”

toy with sth

phrasal verb with toy
/tɔɪ/ verb
THINK ABOUT to briefly think about doing something, but not really intend to do it: I've toyed with the idea of going to work abroad.Thinking and contemplating
TOUCH to move something around in your hands without any clear purpose: He sat toying with his empty glass.Touching and feelingShowing affection
(Definition of toy with sth from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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