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Definition of toy with phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

toy with

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    toy with something

     
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  1. 1 to 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 British Columbia.
  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. (figurative) He accused the young man of toying with his daughter's affections.
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