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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tri·fle /ˈtraɪfəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tri·fle n.
 1. A thing of very little value or importance; a paltry, or trivial, affair.
    With such poor trifles playing.   --Drayton.
 Trifles light as air
 Are to the jealous confirmation strong
 As proofs of holy writ.   --Shak.
 Small sands the mountain, moments make year,
 And frifles life.   --Young.
 2. A dish composed of sweetmeats, fruits, cake, wine, etc., with syllabub poured over it.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tri·fle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Trifled p. pr. & vb. n. Trifling ]  To act or talk without seriousness, gravity, weight, or dignity; to act or talk with levity; to indulge in light or trivial amusements.
    They trifle, and they beat the air about nothing which toucheth us.   --Hooker.
 To trifle with, to play the fool with; to treat without respect or seriousness; to mock; as, to trifle with one's feelings, or with sacred things.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tri·fle, v. t.
 1. To make of no importance; to treat as a trifle. [Obs.]
 2. To spend in vanity; to fritter away; to waste; as, to trifle away money. “We trifle time.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: jam-spread sponge cake soaked in wine served with custard
      2: a detail that is considered insignificant [syn: technicality,
      3: something of small importance [syn: triviality, trivia,
         small beer]
      v 1: waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently [syn: piddle,
            wanton, wanton away, piddle away]
      2: act frivolously [syn: frivol]
      3: consider not very seriously; "He is trifling with her"; "She
         plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania" [syn: dally,