play with

play with
play with
1. To play in the company of, or as partner or opponent to
2. To dally with
3. To stimulate (the genitals of), to masturbate (oneself or someone else)
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play with [phrasal verb]
play with (something)
1 : to move or handle (something) with your hands or fingers often without thinking

She played with her hair while she talked on the phone.

Stop playing with your food and eat.

2 : to handle, change, or deal with (something) in a careless way

I played [=fiddled, messed] with the radio for a while but couldn't get it to work.

It's important to teach your children not to play with guns/fire/matches.

Don't play with [=play around with] my heart/emotions.

You have to take this seriously. You're playing with people's lives!

They're playing with other people's money.

3 : to think about (something) briefly and not very seriously

Management has been playing with [=toying with] the idea of moving to a different building.

I played with the idea of moving to Chicago but ended up staying in New York.

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Main Entry:play

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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