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toy with sth

phrasal verb with toy uk   us   /tɔɪ/ verb

(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.

(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.
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