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English definition of “toy with sth”

toy with sth

verb uk phrasal verb with toy   /tɔɪ/ us  

(CONSIDER)

to consider something or doing something, but not in a very serious way, and without making a decision: We're toying with the idea of going to Peru next year.Thinking and contemplating

(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.Touching and feelingShowing affection
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