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toy

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of toy

  1. 1 to engage in activity for amusement the cat toyed with the mouse it had caught, batting it about Synonyms of toy dally, disport, frolic, recreate, rollick, skylark, sport, playWords Related to toy cavort, frisk, gambol, romp; dabble, trifle; amuse, divert, entertain; delight, please; dabble, fiddle (around), mess around, putter (around); bum (around), dawdle, goldbrick, hang, hang about [British], idle, loaf, lounge (around or about), relax, rest, screw around, slack (off); jest, joke, teaseNear Antonyms of toy drudge, labor, plod, plug (away), slave, strain, strive, struggle, sweat, toil, work

  2. 2 to show a sexual attraction for someone just for fun likes to toy with men whom she has no intention of actually dating Synonyms of toy coquet (or coquette), dally, frivol, mess around, flirt, trifleWords Related to toy vamp; court, mash, woo; josh, kid, put on, razz, rib, tease; fool, lead on, string along; manipulate, play (with)

Synonym Discussion of toy

trifle, toy, dally, flirt, coquet mean to deal with or act toward without serious purpose. trifle may imply playfulness, unconcern, indulgent contempt.
    • to trifle with a lover's feelings
toy implies acting without full attention or serious exertion of one's powers.
    • a political novice toying with great issues
dally suggests indulging in thoughts or plans merely as an amusement.
    • dallying with the idea of building a boat someday
flirt implies an interest or attention that soon passes to another object.
    • flirted with one fashionable ism after another
coquet implies attracting interest or admiration without serious intention.
    • companies that coquet with environmentalism solely for public relations


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