toy with

Definition of toy with

1 :to think about (something) briefly and not very seriously
  • I toyed with the idea of moving to France but ended up staying here.
2 :to move or touch (something) with one's fingers often without thinking
  • She toyed with her hair while she talked on the phone.
3 :to deal with or control (someone or something) in a clever and usually unfair or selfish way
  • Do you really love me, or are you just toying with me?
  • Don't toy with my emotions.

Word by Word Definitions

toy play
  1. : something for a child to play with

  2. : something diminutive

  3. : something that can be toyed with

  1. : to act or deal with something lightly or without vigor or purpose

  2. : to amuse oneself as if with a toy : play

  3. : to engage in flirtation

  1. : of diminutive size compared to a standard form or breed

  2. : designed or made for use as a toy


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