fidget with

phrasal verb

fidgeted with; fidgeting with; fidgets with
: to move or handle (something) with the hands and fingers in a nervous way
He was fidgeting with his tie before the presentation.

Examples of fidget with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the courtroom while awaiting the jurors, Elders maintained a stoic face and fidgeted with a blank index card. James Hartley, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 25 Apr. 2024 Barrois fidgeted with clay, aluminum foil, phone wires, even old chewing gum pulled from the bottom of church pews, twisting each material into tiny drivers for his cars. Julia Carmel Jessica Lehrman, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2024 Hackman and Lindo are more than believable as shifty men who are always fidgeting with energy, thinking about the next move while trying to seem present and calm. Eric Farwell,, 27 Oct. 2023 Tired of fidgeting with maternity jeans that slip down throughout the day? Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 20 Jan. 2024 Gosling fidgets with the board’s knobs and dials as Ronson watches. Thania Garcia, Variety, 20 Dec. 2023 Lipman-Stern is an untrained filmmaker who models himself after Michael Moore; Pespas, Lipman-Stern’s call-center co-worker turned co-investigator, conducts interviews wearing sunglasses and pauses between questions to fidget with his phone. Inkoo Kang, The New Yorker, 4 Sep. 2023 The resident’s security video showed two male suspects approaching the car and fidgeting with the gas tank cover. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 7 Sep. 2023 Fouts repeatedly fidgeted with her brace in her first appearance on Friday night as the Tide dropped the opener 3-1. Nick Alvarez |, al, 29 May 2023

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“Fidget with.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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