Definition of Toy with

1. Verb. Take into consideration, have in view. "He entertained the notion of moving to South America"

Exact synonyms: Entertain, Flirt With, Think About, Think Of
Generic synonyms: Contemplate

Definition of Toy with

1. Verb. handle something in a careless or frivolous manner (''toying with someone's feelings'') ¹

2. Verb. play, especially with or as with a toy ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Toy With

toy boys
toy business
toy chest
toy dog
toy dogs
toy drive
toy drives
toy industry
toy poodle
toy poodles
toy shop
toy soldier
toy soldiers
toy spaniel
toy terrier
toy with (current term)

Literary usage of Toy with

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The universal etymological English dictionaryby Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1731)
"Tú TOY, to play with, to carets, to dally with. TOY, a play-thing, a trifle. TOY'ISH, apt ov given to toy with, caref,, or life dalliance, iy-.c. TOY LET. ..."

2. In Other Words by Franklin Pierce Adams (1912)
"On a Certain Propensity of Bootblacks to toy with the Shoelaces of the Shinee Polishing little rapscallion, Shining away at my shoes, Be thou or Greek or ..."

3. Records of Travels in Turkey, Greece, &c.: And of a Cruise in the Black Sea by Sir Adolphus Slade (1833)
"... toy with Orientals, and, like a tov, when discarded, useless. Not far from the Avret Bazar is a colossal stone edifice —an oblong square, surmounted by ..."

4. Proceedings by National Speech Arts Association (1893)
"These were the people who play with life; who follow the fashion of the hour; whose devotion to a thing is the devotion of novelty; they toy with art, ..."

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