fool with

phrasal verb
fooled with; fooling with; fools with

Definition of fool 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 7 Aug. 2020.

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