play around with

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

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


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  • 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

  • play around (with someone) — 1. in. to aste time; to waste someone’s time. □ Stop playing around and get to work. □ Don’t play around with me! 2. in. to flirt or have an affair with someone. □ Those two have been playing around for months. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • play around with — Synonyms and related words: assay, be abstracted, bring to test, brood, chew the cud, confirm, consider, contemplate, cut and try, debate, deliberate, digest, essay, experiment, give a try, give a tryout, have a go, introspect, meditate, muse,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • play around with — See: TOY WITH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • play around with — See: TOY WITH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • play\ around\ with — See: toy with an idea …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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 — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you play around, you behave in a silly way to amuse yourself or other people. [INFORMAL] [V P] Stop playing around and eat!... [V P] There was no doubt he was serious, it wasn t just playing around... [V P with n] Had he taken… …   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 — v. (D; intr.) to play around with * * * [ pleɪə raʊnd] (D; intr.) to play around with …   Combinatory dictionary

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