fidget with

fidget with (something)

To compulsively fiddle with something in a nervous or restless manner. Mary, stop fidgeting with your necklace like that and sit still!
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fidget with something

to play with something nervously. Please don't fidget with your zipper. Carl is always fidgeting with his left ear.
See also: fidget
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The Fidget Cube has six sides and each side features something to fidget with [yen]" click, glide, flip, breathe, roll and spin.
As part of our work, we've asked people what items they like to fidget with and how and when they use them.
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He says stuff like, ``Let's fidget with the digit,'' writes on a manual typewriter and chain-smokes like there's, well, no tomorrow.
He notes that residents with dementia often "interpret the product as the underwear they are familiar with and are thus less likely to fidget with it and far more likely to self-toilet.
Schoolboy Daniel Thornley, 14, an Australian expat who has lived in Bahrain since he was four, said: "I use it in class so that I don't have to fidget with my pens and pencils.