Definition of toy with phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


toy with

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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1to consider an idea or a plan, but not very seriously and not for a long time synonym flirt with I did briefly toy with the idea of living in France.
  2. 2to play with something and move it around carelessly or without thinking He kept toying nervously with his pen. She hardly ate a thing, just toyed with a piece of cheese on her plate. He was toying nervously with his food. (figurative) He accused the young man of toying with his daughter’s affections.
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