play around with something

play around with something
play around with (something) to experiment with something.

We were playing around with various sauces to go with the fish.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • play around with — (something) to experiment with something. We were playing around with various sauces to go with the fish …   New idioms dictionary

  • play around (with something) — …   Useful english dictionary

  • mess around (with something) mess about (with something); — AND monkey around (with something) in. to play with or fiddle with something. □ Don’t mess around with the ashtray. □ You’ l l break it if you don’t stop monkeying around with it …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • play around — verb 1. commit adultery (Freq. 1) he plays around a lot • Syn: ↑fool around • Hypernyms: ↑cheat on, ↑cheat, ↑cuckold, ↑betray, ↑wande …   Useful english dictionary

  • play around — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms play around : present tense I/you/we/they play around he/she/it plays around present participle playing around past tense played around past participle played around 1) informal If someone who is married or… …   English dictionary

  • play\ around — • fool around • mess around • play around • monkey around v informal 1. To spend time playing, fooling, or joking instead of being serious or working; waste time. If you go to college, you must work, not fool around. The boys fooled around all… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • screw around with someone or something — in. to toy with, fiddle with or play around with someone or something. □ Andy screwed around with his clock until he broke it. □ Look, chum! Don’t screw around with me! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • play — play1 W1S1 [pleı] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(children)¦ 2¦(sports/games)¦ 3¦(music)¦ 4¦(radio/cd etc)¦ 5¦(theatre/film)¦ 6 play a part/role 7 play ball 8¦(pretend)¦ 9¦(behave)¦ 10 play games …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • play with — 1. To play in the company of, or as partner or opponent to 2. To dally with 3. To stimulate (the genitals of), to masturbate (oneself or someone else) • • • Main Entry: ↑play * * * play with [phrasal verb] play with (something) 1 : to move or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • play — play1 [ pleı ] verb *** ▸ 1 take part in sport/game ▸ 2 make music/sound ▸ 3 have part in play, etc. ▸ 4 when children have fun ▸ 5 when light moves ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive to take part in a sport or game: The girls are out… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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