fidget with (something)

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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
References in classic literature ?
marry--If you don't leave off fidgeting with the bottle, Mr.
"Didn't say nothin' 'bout my old man, s'pose?" said Chloe, still fidgeting with the tea-cups.
Summary: Washington [United States], September 18 (ANI): Twitter's fidgeting with its feed algorithm has become a routine.
Washington [United States], September 18 ( ANI ): Twitter's fidgeting with its feed algorithm has become a routine.
They are believed to be good for conditions like ADHD and autism due to their fidgeting property.1-4 An attribute which has been noted to dispel nervous energy or psychological stress, since fidgeting with an object in the hand has been proven to be helpful in retaining and contributing to an individual's attention while carrying out a long task.
These toys have not been confirmed as to their effectiveness to help children improve their focus, but to date there have been no controlled studies to conclusively link fidgeting with less anxiety or increased concentration.
And with ADHD, they are always fidgeting with anything you give them.
One thing people often report is that fidgeting with an object in the hand helps them to stay focused when doing a long task or sitting still and attentive in a long meeting.
Passengers aboard a Northwest Airlines plane bound for Mumbai and forced to turn back to Amsterdam said air marshals swooped after 12 people began fidgeting with mobile phones and plastic bags, Dutch media said on Thursday.
Whenever I tried to imagine any of my time-pressed, stressed-out friends in the seat beside me, I could only hear them sighing in impatient exasperation, or squirming in their seats, or nervously fidgeting with their fingers or their hair.