Definition of fool with in US English:

fool with

phrasal verb

  • 1Toy with; play idly with.

    ‘I like fooling with cameras’
    • ‘My presumption would be that she's just fooling with the numbers.’
    • ‘He never fooled with drugs, never drank, never smoked, and went to church.’
    • ‘‘Anytime some software fools with random numbers that is not under [the user's] control, that's bad,’ he said.’
    • ‘It would show my mother, aunt and uncle the error of their strip-mining ways, the folly of fooling with Gaia all these years.’
    • ‘Well, there are some stations that do fool with us as far as that's concerned.’
    • ‘Can somebody remind me why we let scientists fool with particle accelerators?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If you're going to switch time periods and location around, you're fooling with the entire narrative.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I didn't fool with the settings today, so I've no clue.’
    1. 1.1 Tease (a person)
      ‘we've just been fooling with you’
      • ‘I just hope that a nurse hadn't been fooling with him.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This is my fault, I shouldn't have been fooling with you while you were driving.’