Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

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 Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “toy with sth”

Word of the Day

pump iron

to lift heavy weights for exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More