futz

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futz

(jargon)
To waste time on non-productive activity. Not normally used for game playing.
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Miller, "Some owners just can't keep themselves from futzing around with their cats' ears.
He's clearly a rogue to the financial services industry at large, and honestly, the guy should be forbidden from futzing with the investing world in general.
Some have an eye toward solving specific problems, while others look to efficiency, aiming to take an existing product, such as email, and make it easier to use so we waste less time futzing with it.
The dot was perfectly visible in full sun, though aiming it at a narrow stick took a little futzing.
Their arguments for ending the copper-colored miscegenation of silvery coinage can be pretty compelling: The amount of time we spend futzing with small change amounts to a multimillion-dollar opportunity cost each year.
8 inches diagonally - was crisp enough for surfing the Web and futzing around on Facebook, but videos streamed from Netflix looked surprisingly pixelated.
Grime DJ Slimzee was legally banned from all the rooftops in East London's Tower Hamlets after a security cam caught him futzing with the transmitter, and Geeneus has coughed up at least [pounds sterling] 6000 in fines for an assortment of violations.
He responded within a couple of hours, did his own futzing, stuck his $2,000 diagnostic disc into the drive, and announced, "Nothing easy is working.
Neveldine/Taylor's post-production crew subjects the helmers' footage to split-second cutting, strobe effects and all other manner of digital futzing, to no effect but the viewer's growing desire to play "Call of Duty 4"--or "Pac-Man"--instead.
If you keep futzing around, he said last night, the cancer could go to your lymph nodes.