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  • v. Present participle of toy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest


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  • Back on the job, the emotionally fragile but brutish Luther is plunged into a weird murder case where he encounters "malignant narcissist" and possible killer Alice Morgan (an eerily intense Ruth Wilson), who delights in toying with Luther's already troubled mind.

    Roush Review: Luther a Dynamite Crime Drama

  • So much fun were the Nuggets having in toying with the Bucks that Camby declared just before the start of the fourth quarter that he was going to reach his first triple-double in nine seasons by setting up behind the arc and letting loose.

  • Then she sat with him, the twain toying and tumbling together till the morning, when she said, “Wait for me, till I go to him and wake him, so he may go to his shop, and I return to thee.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • She liked the idea of toying with them, giving them time to ponder their failure and her triumph, and to dwell uncomfortably on just what fate she planned for them.


  • I recalled toying with my rumel while talking to his sister.

    Dreams of Steel

  • He was doubtless much amused at the idea of toying with this small, insolent vessel.

    Talents, Incorporated

  • PM published an article on the morning of the event where Sinatra (who is described as toying with a gold St. Christopher medallion, on the back of which was engraved a Star of David) said that he was "Going to lay it on the line" during his talk at Franklin.

    Political Affairs Magazine

  • So I challenge Ben Stein and James Carville and all other reporters who have enjoyed "toying" with certain candidates: Quit doing the "easy" stories.

    Kate Kelly: Political Coverage: Room for Improvement

  • In addition to mentioning a remake of RoboCop, that we've talked about before (and might even end up becoming 3D), as well as a remake of Fame, Parent went on to state that they're "toying" with the idea of even more Rocky films.

    MGM Wants More Rocky Films?! Oh No! «

  • Watching the beginning of CNN's election center, I think he's is kind of pissin off the press at this point, for "toying" with them.

    Poll: As Conventions Approach, Dems Trouncing GOP In Image, Party I.D.


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