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1Toy with; play idly with.‘I like fooling with cameras’
- ‘He never fooled with drugs, never drank, never smoked, and went to church.’
- ‘It's game is to fool with the very DNA of the world's food supply-putting animal genes into tomatoes, pesticides into corn, etc.’
- ‘I didn't fool with the settings today, so I've no clue.’
- ‘Well, there are some stations that do fool with us as far as that's concerned.’
- ‘If you're going to switch time periods and location around, you're fooling with the entire narrative.’
- ‘‘Anytime some software fools with random numbers that is not under [the user's] control, that's bad,’ he said.’
- ‘Can somebody remind me why we let scientists fool with particle accelerators?’
- ‘My presumption would be that she's just fooling with the numbers.’
- ‘It would show my mother, aunt and uncle the error of their strip-mining ways, the folly of fooling with Gaia all these years.’
- ‘I assume that there's still direct Federal benefits in here; if so, it's not worth the trouble of fooling with them for now.’
- 1.1 Tease (a person)‘we've just been fooling with you’
- ‘I just hope that a nurse hadn't been fooling with him.’
- ‘This is my fault, I shouldn't have been fooling with you while you were driving.’
- ‘You can't imagine either of them, ever, fooling with anybody else.’
- ‘Leon knew firsthand what a flirt and tease Barbie was, she fooled with all the men.’
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