play with one's food

Definition of play with one's food

:to move one's food around on the plate or handle it with one's fingers without eating it

Word by Word Definitions

play play
  1. : swordplay

  2. : game, sport

  3. : the conduct, course, or action of a game

  1. : to engage in sport or recreation : frolic

  2. : to have sexual relations

  3. : to move aimlessly about : trifle

food play
  1. : material consisting essentially of protein, carbohydrate, and fat used in the body of an organism to sustain growth, repair, and vital processes and to furnish energy

  2. : inorganic substances absorbed by plants in gaseous form or in water solution

  3. : nutriment in solid form


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