toy with


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Verb1.toy with - take into consideration, have in viewtoy with - take into consideration, have in view; "He entertained the notion of moving to South America"
contemplate - consider as a possibility; "I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job"
References in classic literature ?
If a poor man wished to toy with it, he must either starve or find a rich friend to be his patron, to give him work to do that would leave him time to write also.
We do not toy with sharp swords nor hug a gnawing fox to our breast for choice.
And, if a kid likes Harry Potter, she's probably going to like any toy with a Quidditch or flying broom logo plastered on it.