futz with

futz with

v. Slang
To manipulate something without a clear sense of purpose: The child futzed with the toy, and then it broke.
See also: futz
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You immediately wipe the slate clean and push the mound of pieces into the center of the table, where with the tension in the room you begin to futz with them again.
Imagine the child-like grin on your father's face when he realizes he doesn't have to get out of his favorite chair to turn on the AC or futz with the lights before settling in for a night of sports.
Mark Sullivan <p>Cutting the Cord Gets Easier Each CES: Intel's Wireless Display is exactly what it sounds like--a laptop equipped with the technology to connect to your TV at the push of a button, giving you much more screen real estate without the need to futz with wires.
While the feds futz with new regulations for Web site accessibility, the private sector actually does something about it.
With a wireless networking solution, a home user will never have to futz with expensive cabling, crawl under floors, or be limited to the rooms that only have phone jacks," Burns concludes.