play with


verb (intr, preposition)

to consider without giving deep thought to or coming to a conclusion concerningwe're playing with the idea of emigrating
to behave carelessly withto play with a girl's affections
to fiddle or mess about withhe's just playing with his food

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
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