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What is another word for toying with?

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To examine through the sense of touch
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Present participle 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.”
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Present participle 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.”
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Present participle 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.”
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Present participle 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.”
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Present participle 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.”
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Present participle 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.”
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Present participle for to move (a baby or young child) up and down in a playful or affectionate way
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Present participle for to mistreat someone
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Finding fault with
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Present participle for to deceive or fool someone
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Present participle for to consider a choice, option or alternative
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