fool with

phrasal verb

fooled with; fooling with; fools with
informal
1
: to handle or play with (something) in a careless way
Don't fool with that gun.
2
: to deal with or be involved with (something that causes or that could cause trouble)
The company doesn't want to fool with small distributors.
3
: to deal with (someone) in a way that may cause anger or violence
I wouldn't want to fool with that guy.

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“Fool with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fool%20with. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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