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What is another word for toyed with?

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Past tense for to entertain an idea or the possibility of doing something
“Many couples toy with the idea of therapy but are reluctant to make the call.”
Past tense for to handle with one's hands, typically in a casual or experimental manner
“On a dual-channel amp, you can toy with the controls for different tones and sounds.”
Past tense for to engage in something in a casual or nonserious way
“He began to toy with playing various instruments, hoping to find one he would actually be competent in.”
Past tense for to take small bites or nibbles at or out of
“Sam watched Cheryl toy with her food at the supper table while the twins talked nonstop about their new pet.”
Past tense for to toy or trifle with, especially another person or their emotions
“I want to think it's because you felt something too, but perhaps I'm deluding myself, and perhaps you are cruel enough to toy with my feelings.”
Past tense for to woo or flirt with
“The patient should not toy with the opposite sex, but keep his attention from lascivious thoughts, prurient literature, and quackish advertisements.”
Past tense for to examine through the sense of touch
(usually in the negative) Past tense for to handle, especially in order to interfere with, alter, or otherwise affect
Past tense for to bother, harass, or annoy persistently
Past tense for to move (a baby or young child) up and down in a playful or affectionate way
Past tense for to treat someone unfairly
Past tense for to wiggle, fidget or play with
Past tense for to deceive or fool someone
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