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play (n):
the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully
play (n):
(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession
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it is my turn.
it is still my play
play (n):
the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)
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his gambling cost him a fortune.
there was heavy play at the blackjack table

Related Words: gamblinggaming
play (n):
activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules
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Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child
play (n):
gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
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it was all done in play.
their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly

Related Words: caperfrolicgambolromp
play (n):
a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
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he made a great maneuver.
the runner was out on a play by the shortstop

Related Words: manoeuvre
play (n):
a preset plan of action in team sports
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the coach drew up the plays for her team
play (n):
an attempt to get something
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they made a futile play for power.
he made a bid to gain attention

Related Word: bid
play (n):
utilization or exercise
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the play of the imagination
play (n):
movement or space for movement
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there was too much play in the steering wheel
Related Words: looseness
play (n):
verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
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he became a figure of fun.
he said it in sport
play (n):
a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
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he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
Related Words: drama
play (n):
a theatrical performance of a drama
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the play lasted two hours
play (n):
a weak and tremulous light
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the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers.
the play of light on the water

Related Words: shimmer
play (n):
the removal of constraints
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he gave free rein to his impulses.
they gave full play to the artist's talent
play (n):
a state in which action is feasible
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the ball was still in play.
insiders said the company's stock was in play
play (n):
(in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
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rain stopped play in the 4th inning
play (v):
engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously
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They played games on their opponents.
play the stock market.
play with her feelings.
toy with an idea

Related Words: toy
play (v):
pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
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He acted the idiot.
She plays deaf when the news are bad

Related Word: act
play (v):
exhaust by allowing to pull on the line
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play a hooked fish
play (v):
discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream
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play water from a hose.
The fountains played all day
play (v):
consider not very seriously
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He is trifling with her.
She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania
play (v):
participate in games or sport
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We played hockey all afternoon.
play cards.
Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches
play (v):
contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
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Princeton plays Yale this weekend.
Charlie likes to play Mary

Related Words: encountermeet
play (v):
employ in a game or in a specific position
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They played him on first base
play (v):
use or move
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I had to play my queen
play (v):
shoot or hit in a particular manner
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She played a good backhand last night
play (v):
bet or wager (money)
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He played $20 on the new horse.
She plays the races
play (v):
put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game
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He is playing his cards close to his chest.
The Democrats still have some cards to play before they will concede the electoral victory
play (v):
stake on the outcome of an issue
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I bet $100 on that new horse.
She played all her money on the dark horse

Related Words: betwager
play (v):
make bets
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Play the races.
play the casinos in Trouville
play (v):
use to one's advantage
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She plays on her clients' emotions
play (v):
manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
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She played nervously with her wedding ring.
Don't fiddle with the screws.
He played with the idea of running for the Senate

Related Words: fiddletoy
play (v):
cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
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I cannot work a miracle.
wreak havoc.
bring comments.
play a joke.
The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area

Related Words: bringwork
play (v):
perform on a certain location
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The prodigy played Carnegie Hall at the age of 16.
She has been playing on Broadway for years
play (v):
be performed or presented for public viewing
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What's playing in the local movie theater?
`Cats' has been playing on Broadway for many years
play (v):
cause to emit recorded audio or video
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They ran the tapes over and over again.
I'll play you my favorite record.
He never tires of playing that video
play (v):
emit recorded sound
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The tape was playing for hours.
the stereo was playing Beethoven when I entered
play (v):
play a role or part
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Gielgud played Hamlet.
She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role.
She played the servant to her husband's master

Related Words: actrepresent
play (v):
perform on a stage or theater
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She acts in this play.
He acted in `Julius Caesar'.
I played in `A Christmas Carol'

Related Words: actactrole
play (v):
pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity
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Let's play like I am mommy.
Play cowboy and Indians
play (v):
replay (as a melody)
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Play it again, Sam.
She played the third movement very beautifully
play (v):
play on an instrument
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The band played all night long
play (v):
perform music on (a musical instrument)
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He plays the flute.
Can you play on this old recorder?
play (v):
move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly
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The spotlights played on the politicians
play (v):
cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space
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The engine has a wheel that is playing in a rack
play (v):
act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome
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This factor played only a minor part in his decision.
This development played into her hands.
I played no role in your dismissal
play (v):
engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion
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On weekends I play.
The students all recreate alike

Related Words: recreate
play (v):
be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children
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The kids were playing outside all day.
I used to play with trucks as a little girl
play (v):
behave carelessly or indifferently
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Play about with a young girl's affection
Related Words: dallyflirttoy
play (v):
behave in a certain way
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play safe.
play it safe.
play fair
play (v):
be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way
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This speech didn't play well with the American public.
His remarks played to the suspicions of the committee
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