Meaning of play with in English:

play with

phrasal verb

  • 1play with somethingFiddle or tamper with something.

    ‘has somebody been playing with these taps?’
    • ‘she was playing with her hair’
    handle, hold, pick up, move
  • 2play with someone or somethingTreat someone or something inconsiderately for one's own amusement.

    • ‘she likes to play with people's emotions’
    take advantage of, impose on, exploit, make use of, use, abuse, misuse, manipulate, take liberties with, trifle with, play with
  • 3play with oneself informal Masturbate.