Definisi 'play'
English to English
noun
1 a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
Example:
• he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
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2 a theatrical performance of a drama
Example:
• the play lasted two hours
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3 a preset plan of action in team sports
Example:
• the coach drew up the plays for her team
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4 a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
Example:
• he made a great maneuver
• the runner was out on a play by the shortstop
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5 a state in which action is feasible
Example:
• the ball was still in play
• insiders said the company's stock was in play
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6 utilization or exercise
Example:
• the play of the imagination
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7 an attempt to get something
Example:
• they made a futile play for power
• he made a bid to gain attention
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8 activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules
Example:
• Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child
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9 (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
Example:
• rain stopped play in the 4th inning
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10 the removal of constraints
Example:
• he gave free rein to his impulses
• they gave full play to the artist's talent
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11 a weak and tremulous light
Example:
• the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers
• the play of light on the water
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12 verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
Example:
• he became a figure of fun
• he said it in sport
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13 movement or space for movement
Example:
• there was too much play in the steering wheel
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14 gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
Example:
• it was all done in play
• their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly
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15 (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession
Example:
• it is my turn
• it is still my play
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16 the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)
Example:
• his gambling cost him a fortune
• there was heavy play at the blackjack table
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17 the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully
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18 Amusement; sport; frolic; gambols.
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verb
19 participate in games or sport
Example:
• We played hockey all afternoon
• play cards
• Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches
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20 act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome
Example:
• This factor played only a minor part in his decision
• This development played into her hands
• I played no role in your dismissal
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21 play on an instrument
Example:
• The band played all night long
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22 play a role or part
Example:
• 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
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23 be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children
Example:
• The kids were playing outside all day
• I used to play with trucks as a little girl
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24 replay (as a melody)
Example:
• Play it again, Sam
• She played the third movement very beautifully
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25 perform music on (a musical instrument)
Example:
• He plays the flute
• Can you play on this old recorder?
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26 pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
Example:
• He acted the idiot
• She plays deaf when the news are bad
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27 move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly
Example:
• The spotlights played on the politicians
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28 bet or wager (money)
Example:
• He played $20 on the new horse
• She plays the races
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29 engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion
Example:
• On weekends I play
• The students all recreate alike
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30 pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity
Example:
• Let's play like I am mommy
• Play cowboy and Indians
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31 emit recorded sound
Example:
• The tape was playing for hours
• the stereo was playing Beethoven when I entered
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32 perform on a certain location
Example:
• The prodigy played Carnegie Hall at the age of 16
• She has been playing on Broadway for years
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33 put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game
Example:
• He is playing his cards close to his chest
• The Democrats still have some cards to play before they will concede the electoral victory
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34 engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously
Example:
• They played games on their opponents
• play the stock market
• play with her feelings
• toy with an idea
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35 behave in a certain way
Example:
• play safe
• play it safe
• play fair
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36 cause to emit recorded audio or video
Example:
• 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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37 manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
Example:
• 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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38 use to one's advantage
Example:
• She plays on her clients' emotions
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39 consider not very seriously
Example:
• He is trifling with her
• She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania
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40 be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way
Example:
• This speech didn't play well with the American public
• His remarks played to the suspicions of the committee
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41 behave carelessly or indifferently
Example:
• Play about with a young girl's affection
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42 cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space
Example:
• The engine has a wheel that is playing in a rack
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43 perform on a stage or theater
Example:
• She acts in this play
• He acted in `Julius Caesar'
• I played in `A Christmas Carol'
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44 be performed or presented for public viewing
Example:
• What's playing in the local movie theater?
• `Cats' has been playing on Broadway for many years
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45 cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
Example:
• I cannot work a miracle
• wreak havoc
• bring comments
• play a joke
• The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area
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46 discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream
Example:
• play water from a hose
• The fountains played all day
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47 make bets
Example:
• Play the races
• play the casinos in Trouville
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48 stake on the outcome of an issue
Example:
• I bet $100 on that new horse
• She played all her money on the dark horse
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49 shoot or hit in a particular manner
Example:
• She played a good backhand last night
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50 use or move
Example:
• I had to play my queen
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51 employ in a game or in a specific position
Example:
• They played him on first base
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52 contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
Example:
• Princeton plays Yale this weekend
• Charlie likes to play Mary
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53 exhaust by allowing to pull on the line
Example:
• play a hooked fish
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54 To engage in sport or lively recreation; to exercise for the sake of amusement; to frolic; to spot.
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55 To put in action or motion; as, to play cannon upon a fortification; to play a trump.
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More Word(s)
fiddler, twiddler, entertain, flirt with, think about, think of, toy with, arouse, play out, executable, feasible, practicable, viable, workable, loose, gamble, tautness, tightness, playing, participant, player, game, drama, performing arts, dramatic art, music, compete, contend, vie,

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