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doc Definition of play
    English to English
  • a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
  • He wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • a theatrical performance of a drama
  • The play lasted two hours.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • a preset plan of action in team sports
  • The coach drew up the plays for her team.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
  • He made a great maneuver.
    The runner was out on a play by the shortstop.
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  • a state in which action is feasible
  • The ball was still in play.
    Insiders said the company's stock was in play.
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  • utilization or exercise
  • The play of the imagination.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • an attempt to get something
  • They made a futile play for power.
    He made a bid to gain attention.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules
  • Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
  • Rain stopped play in the 4th inning.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • the removal of constraints
  • He gave free rein to his impulses.
    They gave full play to the artist's talent.
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  • a weak and tremulous light
  • The shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers.
    The play of light on the water.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
  • He became a figure of fun.
    He said it in sport.
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  • movement or space for movement
  • There was too much play in the steering wheel.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
  • It was all done in play.
    Their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly.
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  • (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession
  • It is my turn.
    It is still my play.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)
  • His gambling cost him a fortune.
    There was heavy play at the blackjack table.
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  • the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully
  • source: WordNet 3.0
  • Amusement; sport; frolic; gambols.
  • source: Webster 1913
  • participate in games or sport
  • We played hockey all afternoon.
    Play cards.
    Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome
  • This factor played only a minor part in his decision.
    This development played into her hands.
    I played no role in your dismissal.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • play on an instrument
  • The band played all night long.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • play a role or part
  • 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.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children
  • The kids were playing outside all day.
    I used to play with trucks as a little girl.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • replay (as a melody)
  • Play it again, Sam.
    She played the third movement very beautifully.
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  • perform music on (a musical instrument)
  • He plays the flute.
    Can you play on this old recorder?.
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  • pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
  • He acted the idiot.
    She plays deaf when the news are bad.
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  • move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly
  • The spotlights played on the politicians.
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  • bet or wager (money)
  • He played $20 on the new horse.
    She plays the races.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion
  • On weekends I play.
    The students all recreate alike.
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  • pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity
  • Let's play like I am mommy.
    Play cowboy and Indians.
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  • emit recorded sound
  • The tape was playing for hours.
    The stereo was playing Beethoven when I entered.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • perform on a certain location
  • The prodigy played Carnegie Hall at the age of 16.
    She has been playing on Broadway for years.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game
  • He is playing his cards close to his chest.
    The Democrats still have some cards to play before they will concede the electoral victory.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously
  • They played games on their opponents.
    Play the stock market.
    Play with her feelings.
    Toy with an idea.
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  • behave in a certain way
  • Play safe.
    Play it safe.
    Play fair.
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  • cause to emit recorded audio or video
  • They ran the tapes over and over again.
    I'll play you my favorite record.
    He never tires of playing that video.
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  • manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
  • She played nervously with her wedding ring.
    Don't fiddle with the screws.
    He played with the idea of running for the Senate.
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  • use to one's advantage
  • She plays on her clients' emotions.
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  • consider not very seriously
  • He is trifling with her.
    She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania.
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  • be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way
  • This speech didn't play well with the American public.
    His remarks played to the suspicions of the committee.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • behave carelessly or indifferently
  • Play about with a young girl's affection.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space
  • The engine has a wheel that is playing in a rack.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • perform on a stage or theater
  • She acts in this play.
    He acted in `Julius Caesar'.
    I played in `A Christmas Carol'.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • be performed or presented for public viewing
  • What's playing in the local movie theater?.
    `Cats' has been playing on Broadway for many years.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
  • I cannot work a miracle.
    Wreak havoc.
    Bring comments.
    Play a joke.
    The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream
  • Play water from a hose.
    The fountains played all day.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • make bets
  • Play the races.
    Play the casinos in Trouville.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • stake on the outcome of an issue
  • I bet $100 on that new horse.
    She played all her money on the dark horse.
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  • shoot or hit in a particular manner
  • She played a good backhand last night.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • use or move
  • I had to play my queen.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • employ in a game or in a specific position
  • They played him on first base.
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  • contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
  • Princeton plays Yale this weekend.
    Charlie likes to play Mary.
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  • exhaust by allowing to pull on the line
  • Play a hooked fish.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • To engage in sport or lively recreation; to exercise for the sake of amusement; to frolic; to spot.
  • source: Webster 1913
  • To put in action or motion; as, to play cannon upon a fortification; to play a trump.
  • source: Webster 1913
    English to Tagalog
  • [pley] Lar˘; palabas-dulaan; tugtog
  • source: Diccionario Ingles-Espa˝ol-Tagalog
  • [pley] Maglar˘; tumugtog
  • source: Diccionario Ingles-Espa˝ol-Tagalog
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