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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyplay around
he/she/itplays around
present participleplaying around
past tenseplayed around
past participleplayed around
  1. 2
    to think about all the different possible ways of doing something before you make a decision
    play around with:

    They played around with lots of different schemes before opting for this one.

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