In 2000, he toyed with the idea of running as an independent.
America got rid of King George for good reason and it toyed recently with another dynastic George.
I toyed with the idea for a few weeks, mulling over the possible repercussions.
As I whispered into the microphone, I toyed with my top's straps and ran my fingers through my hair.
I kind of just toyed with her all day, I thought it was funny.
He had toyed with it as with a bauble, and was ready to throw it away.
It was thus I now toyed there with my fate in my hands, as might a child have toyed with a bauble.
He toyed with the idea of slipping by and checking Garret's guns, but gave it up.
He had toyed with the fancy, dreamily almost as men build their castles in Spain.
Rachel toyed with the hair, patted the soft flushed cheek, and took the hands in hers.
c.1300, "amorous playing, sport," later "piece of fun or entertainment" (c.1500), "thing of little value, trifle" (1520s), and "thing for a child to play with" (1580s). Of uncertain origin, and there may be more than one word here. Cf. Middle Dutch toy, Dutch tuig "tools, apparatus, stuff, trash," in speeltuig "play-toy, plaything;" German Zeug "stuff, matter, tools," Spielzeug "plaything, toy;" Danish tøi, Swedish tyg "stuff, gear."
1520s, from toy (n.).
If he be merie and toy with any,Related: Toyed; toying.
His wife will frowne, and words geve manye.
["Song of the Bachelor's Life," 16c.]