Hyphenation of play

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Definitions of play:

A dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
He wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
A theatrical performance of a drama
The play lasted two hours
A preset plan of action in team sports
The coach drew up the plays for her team
A deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
He made a great maneuver The runner was out on a play by the shortstop
A state in which action is feasible
The ball was still in play Insiders said the company's stock was in play
Utilization or exercise
The play of the imagination
An attempt to get something
They made a futile play for power He made a bid to gain attention
Activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules
Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child
(in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
Rain stopped play in the 4th inning
The removal of constraints
He gave free rein to his impulses They gave full play to the artist's talent
A weak and tremulous light
The shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers The play of light on the water
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
Movement or space for movement
There was too much play in the steering wheel
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
(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession
It is my turn It is still my play
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
The act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully
Participate in games or sport
We played hockey all afternoon Play cards Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches
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
Play on an instrument
The band played all night long
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
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
Replay (as a melody)
Play it again
She played the third movement very beautifully
Perform music on (a musical instrument)
He plays the flute Can you play on this old recorder?
Pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
He acted the idiot She plays deaf when the news are bad
Move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly
The spotlights played on the politicians
Bet or wager (money)
He played $20 on the new horse She plays the races
Engage in recreational activities rather than work
Occupy oneself in a diversion On weekends I play The students all recreate alike
Pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity
Let's play like I am mommy Play cowboy and Indians
Emit recorded sound
The tape was playing for hours The stereo was playing Beethoven when I entered
Perform on a certain location
The prodigy played Carnegie Hall at the age of 16 She has been playing on Broadway for years
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
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
Behave in a certain way
Play safe Play it safe Play fair
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
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
Use to one's advantage
She plays on her clients' emotions
Consider not very seriously
He is trifling with her She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania
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
Behave carelessly or indifferently
Play about with a young girl's affection
Cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space
The engine has a wheel that is playing in a rack
Perform on a stage or theater
She acts in this play He acted in `Julius Caesar' I played in `A Christmas Carol'
Be performed or presented for public viewing
What's playing in the local movie theater? `Cats' has been playing on Broadway for many years
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
Discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream
Play water from a hose The fountains played all day
Make bets
Play the races Play the casinos in Trouville
Stake on the outcome of an issue
I bet $100 on that new horse She played all her money on the dark horse
Shoot or hit in a particular manner
She played a good backhand last night
Use or move
I had to play my queen
Employ in a game or in a specific position
They played him on first base
Contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
Princeton plays Yale this weekend Charlie likes to play Mary
Exhaust by allowing to pull on the line
Play a hooked fish

Synonyms of play:

noun drama, dramatic play, dramatic composition, dramatic work
noun show
nounplan of action
noun maneuver, manoeuvre, motion, movement, move
noun action, activity, activeness
noun use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise
noun bid, attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
nounchild's play, diversion, recreation
nounplaying period, period of play, measure, quantity, amount
nounfree rein, freedom
noun shimmer, change, alteration, modification
noun fun, sport, wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness
noun looseness, movability, movableness
noun frolic, romp, gambol, caper, diversion, recreation
noun gambling, gaming, diversion, recreation, vice
noun turn, activity
noun swordplay, action
verb compete, vie, contend, play out
verb act, move
verb perform
verb act, represent, re-create
verb act
verb spiel, re-create
verb sound
verb act, act as, act, behave, do
verb travel, go, move, locomote
verb gamble
verb recreate
verb simulate, assume, sham, feign
verb sound
verb perform
verb deploy
verb toy, act, behave, do
verb act, move
verb run
verb toy, fiddle, diddle, manipulate
verb exploit, work
verb dally, trifle, consider, take, deal, look at
verb dally, toy, flirt, act, move
verb move, displace
verb act, roleplay, playact, perform
verb bring, work, wreak, make for, make, create
verb discharge
verb bet, wager
verb bet, wager, gamble
verb hit
verb use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ
verb use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ
verb meet, encounter, take on
verb exhaust, wash up, beat, tucker, tucker out

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