play

A play is a dramatic work that's written to be staged in a theater and in front of an audience. Your city might offer a free Shakespeare play in the park every year.

If you take part in a game or a sport, you play it. You might love to play charades, but no one is going to want to play with you if you keep forgetting the rules. The verb play also means to make music, like when you play your ukulele. And if you toy with a concept — like forming a ukulele orchestra — you play around with the idea.

Definitions of play
  1. verb
    engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion
    “On weekends I play
    synonyms: recreate
  2. verb
    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”
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    recreate
    engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion
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    roughhouse
    engage in rough or disorderly play
    fool, fool around, horse around
    indulge in horseplay
    cavort, disport, frisk, frolic, gambol, lark, lark about, rollick, romp, run around, skylark, sport
    play boisterously
    dabble, paddle, splash around
    play in or as if in water, as of small children
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    act
    be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure
  3. verb
    participate in games or sport
    “We played hockey all afternoon”
    play cards”
    “Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches”
    Synonyms:
    encounter, meet, take on
    contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
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    line up
    take one's position before a kick-off
    curl
    play the Scottish game of curling
    snooker
    leave one's opponent unable to take a direct shot
    revoke
    fail to follow suit when able and required to do so
    develop
    move into a strategically more advantageous position
    develop
    move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions
    die
    to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player
    misplay
    play wrong or in an unskillful manner
    start
    play in the starting lineup
    fumble
    drop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder
    volley
    make a volley
    unblock
    play the cards of (a suit) so that the last trick on which a hand can follow suit will be taken by a higher card in the hand of a partner who has the remaining cards of a combined holding
    replay
    play again
    cricket
    play cricket
    backstop
    act as a backstop
    fullback
    play the fullback
    quarterback
    play the quarterback
    cradle
    control a puck or ball by moving a stick, as in hockey or lacrosse
    exit
    lose the lead
    play out
    play to a finish
    field
    play as a fielder
    catch
    be the catcher
    bully off, face off
    start a game by a face-off
    tee off
    strike a ball from the teeing ground at the start of a hole
    ace
    play (a hole) in one stroke
    complete, nail
    complete a pass
    gamble
    play games for money
    walk
    give a base on balls to
    bowl
    engage in the sport of bowling
    golf
    play golf
    bandy
    toss or strike a ball back and forth
    foul
    commit a foul; break the rules
    put out
    retire
    croquet
    play a game in which players hit a wooden ball through a series of hoops
    putt
    hit a putt
    seesaw, teeter-totter, teetertotter
    ride on a plank
    bid, call
    make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands
    dice
    play dice
    shoot craps
    play a game of craps
    skittle
    play skittles
    shuttlecock
    send or toss to and fro, like a shuttlecock
    hack
    kick on the shins
    hack
    kick on the arms
    bet, wager
    stake on the outcome of an issue
    raise
    bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level
    double
    bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit)
    outcall
    make a higher bid than (the previous bid or player); in a card game
    underbid
    bid (a hand of cards) at less than the strength of the hand warrants
    outbid
    bid over an opponent's bid when one's partner has not bid or doubled
    overbid
    to bid for more tricks than one can expect to win,
    preempt
    make a preemptive bid in the game of bridge
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    compete, contend, vie
    compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
  4. verb
    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”
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    act, behave, do
    behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
  5. verb
    consider not very seriously
    “She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania”
    synonyms: dally, trifle
    dally, flirt, toy
    behave carelessly or indifferently
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    consider, deal, look at, take
    take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
  6. verb
    behave carelessly or indifferently
    Play about with a young girl's affection”
    synonyms: dally, flirt, toy
    dally, trifle
    consider not very seriously
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    act, move
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
  7. verb
    contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
    “Princeton plays Yale this weekend”
    “Charlie likes to play Mary”
    synonyms: encounter, meet, take on
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    confront, face
    oppose, as in hostility or a competition
    replay
    repeat a game against the same opponent
    breast, front
    confront bodily
    take the bull by the horns
    face a difficulty and grapple with it without avoiding it
    match, oppose, pit, play off
    set into opposition or rivalry
  8. verb
    employ in a game or in a specific position
    “They played him on first base”
    Synonyms:
    encounter, meet, take on
    contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
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    apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize
    put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
  9. verb
    shoot or hit in a particular manner
    “She played a good backhand last night”
    Synonyms:
    encounter, meet, take on
    contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
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    hook
    secure with the foot
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    hit
    cause to move by striking
  10. noun
    activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules
    “Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child”
    synonyms: child's play
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    house
    play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults
    doctor
    children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office
    fireman
    play in which children pretend to put out a fire
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    diversion, recreation
    an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
  11. noun
    gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
    “it was all done in play
    synonyms: caper, frolic, gambol, romp
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    coquetry, dalliance, flirt, flirtation, flirting, toying
    playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
    craziness, folly, foolery, indulgence, lunacy, tomfoolery
    foolish or senseless behavior
    game
    frivolous or trifling behavior
    horseplay
    rowdy or boisterous play
    teasing
    playful vexation
    word play
    playing on words or speech sounds
    meshugaas, mishegaas, mishegoss
    (Yiddish) craziness; senseless behavior or activity
    buffoonery, clowning, frivolity, harlequinade, japery, prank
    acting like a clown or buffoon
    type of:
    diversion, recreation
    an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
  12. noun
    a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
    “the runner was out on a play by the shortstop”
    synonyms: maneuver, manoeuvre
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    takeaway
    the act of taking the ball or puck away from the team on the offense (as by the interception of a pass)
    figure
    a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating
    completion, pass completion
    (American football) a successful forward pass in football
    ball hawking
    a skillful maneuver in catching balls or in stealing the ball from the opposing team
    assist
    (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play
    icing, icing the puck
    (ice hockey) the act of shooting the puck from within your own defensive area the length of the rink beyond the opponent's goal
    jugglery
    the performance of a juggler
    obstruction
    getting in someone's way
    baseball play
    (baseball) a play executed by a baseball team
    footwork
    the manner of using the feet
    shot, stroke
    (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
    blitz, linebacker blitzing, safety blitz
    (American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line
    mousetrap, trap play
    (American football) a play in which a defensive player is allowed to cross the line of scrimmage and then blocked off as the runner goes through the place the lineman vacated
    break
    the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool
    cannon, carom
    a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other
    masse, masse shot
    a shot in billiards made by hitting the cue ball with the cue held nearly vertically; the cue ball spins around another ball before hitting the object ball
    miscue
    a faulty shot in billiards; the cue tip slips off the cue ball
    figure eight
    a skating figure that carves an 8 in the ice
    spread eagle
    a skating figure executed with the skates heel to heel in a straight line
    block, blocking
    the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
    check
    obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
    double play
    the act of getting two players out on one play
    triple play
    the act of getting three players out on one play
    pick-off
    a baseball play in which a base runner is caught off base and tagged out
    squeeze play
    a baseball play in which a runner on third base tries to score as the batter bunts the pitch
    cut, undercut
    (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball
    swipe
    a sweeping stroke or blow
    tennis shot, tennis stroke
    the act of hitting a tennis ball with a tennis racket
    baseball swing, cut, swing
    in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
    golf shot, golf stroke, swing
    the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
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    motion, move, movement
    the act of changing location from one place to another
  13. noun
    a preset plan of action in team sports
    “the coach drew up the plays for her team”
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    knock on
    (rugby) knocking the ball forward while trying to catch it (a foul)
    power play
    (ice hockey) a play in which one team has a numerical advantage over the other as a result of penalties
    football play
    (American football) a play by the offensive team
    razmataz, razzle, razzle-dazzle, razzmatazz
    any exciting and complex play intended to confuse (dazzle) the opponent
    basketball play
    a play executed by a basketball team
    audible
    a football play is changed orally after both teams have assumed their positions at the line of scrimmage
    touchback
    (American football) a play in which the opposing team has kicked the football into your end zone
    run, running, running game, running play
    (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
    pass, passing, passing game, passing play
    (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
    power play
    a play in which there is a concentration of players in one location on the field of play
    handoff
    (American football) a play in which one player hands the ball to a teammate
    tackle
    (American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground
    pick
    a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body
    switch
    a basketball maneuver; two defensive players shift assignments so that each guards the player usually guarded by the other
    give-and-go
    a basketball maneuver; one offensive player passes the ball to another, then runs toward the basket to take a return pass
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    plan of action
    a plan for actively doing something
  14. noun
    (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession
    “it is still my play
    synonyms: turn
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    move
    (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game
    start, starting
    a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning)
    innings
    the batting turn of a cricket player or team
    attack
    an offensive move in a sport or game
    down
    (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    at-bat, bat
    (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit
    lead
    the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge
    ruff, trumping
    (card games) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit
    trick
    (card games) in a single round, the sequence of cards played by all the players; the high card is the winner
    chess move
    the act of moving a chess piece
    follow-on
    an immediate second innings forced on a cricket team scoring a prescribed number of runs fewer than its opponents in the first innings
    counterattack, counterplay
    (chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board
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    activity
    any specific behavior
  15. noun
    the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully
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    fencing
    the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)
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    action
    something done (usually as opposed to something said)
  16. noun
    verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
    synonyms: fun, sport
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    jocosity, jocularity
    fun characterized by humor
    waggery, waggishness
    waggish behavior
    clowning, comedy, drollery, funniness
    a comic incident or series of incidents
    paronomasia, pun, punning, wordplay
    a humorous play on words
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    humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness
    a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
  17. noun
    (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
    “rain stopped play in the 4th inning”
    synonyms: period of play, playing period
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    golf hole, hole
    one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course
    set
    a unit of play in tennis or squash
    dogleg
    a golf hole with a sharp angle in the fairway
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    amount, measure, quantity
    how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
  18. verb
    perform on a stage or theater
    “I played in `A Christmas Carol'”
    synonyms: act, playact, roleplay
    act, represent
    play a role or part
    act
    be suitable for theatrical performance
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    stooge
    act as the stooge
    mime, pantomime
    act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only
    ham, ham it up, overact, overplay
    exaggerate one's acting
    underact, underplay
    act (a role) with great restraint
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    perform
    give a performance (of something)
  19. verb
    play a role or part
    “Gielgud played Hamlet”
    “She played the servant to her husband's master”
    synonyms: act, represent
    act, act as
    pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
    act, playact, roleplay
    perform on a stage or theater
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    make, make believe, pretend
    represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like
    support
    play a subordinate role to (another performer)
    act out, enact, reenact
    act out; represent or perform as if in a play
    act out
    represent an incident, state, or emotion by action, especially on stage
    impersonate, portray
    assume or act the character of
    parody
    make a spoof of or make fun of
    emote
    give expression or emotion to, in a stage or movie role
    go through the motions
    pretend to do something by acting as if one was really doing it
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    re-create
    create anew
  20. verb
    be performed or presented for public viewing
    “What's playing in the local movie theater?”
    “`Cats' has been playing on Broadway for many years”
    Synonyms:
    act, playact, roleplay
    perform on a stage or theater
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    debut
    appear for the first time in public
  21. verb
    pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity
    “Let's play like I am mommy”
    Play cowboy and Indians”
    Synonyms:
    act, represent
    play a role or part
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    assume, feign, sham, simulate
    make a pretence of
  22. verb
    pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
    “She plays deaf when the news are bad”
    synonyms: act, act as
    act, behave, do
    behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
    act, represent
    play a role or part
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    act, behave, do
    behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
  23. noun
    a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    “he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway”
    synonyms: drama, dramatic play
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    Grand Guignol
    a play of a macabre or horrific nature
    theater of the absurd
    plays stressing the irrational or illogical aspects of life, usually to show that modern life is pointless
    playlet
    a short play
    miracle play
    a medieval play representing episodes from the life of a saint or martyr
    morality play
    an allegorical play popular in the 15th and 16th centuries; characters personified virtues and vices
    mystery play
    a medieval play representing episodes from the life of Christ
    Passion play
    a play representing the Passion of Christ
    satyr play
    an ancient Greek burlesque with a chorus of satyrs
    type of:
    dramatic composition, dramatic work
    a play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc.
  24. noun
    a theatrical performance of a drama
    “the play lasted two hours”
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    musical, musical comedy, musical theater
    a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
    curtain raiser
    a short play presented before the main play
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    show
    a social event involving a public performance or entertainment
  25. verb
    play on an instrument
    “The band played all night long”
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    spiel
    replay (as a melody)
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    sound off, strike up
    start playing
    swing
    play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
    symphonise, symphonize
    play or sound together, in harmony
    accompany, follow, play along
    perform an accompaniment to
    bow
    play on a string instrument with a bow
    busk
    play music in a public place and solicit money for it
    jam
    play music with a group informally or in an improvised way
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    perform
    give a performance (of something)
  26. verb
    perform music on (a musical instrument)
    “He plays the flute”
    “Can you play on this old recorder?”
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    register
    manipulate the registers of an organ
    skirl
    play the bagpipes
    beat
    produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly
    tweedle
    play negligently on a musical instrument
    chord
    play chords on (a string instrument)
    pipe
    play on a pipe
    drum
    play a percussion instrument
    harp
    play the harp
    fiddle
    play the violin or fiddle
    trumpet
    play or blow on the trumpet
    clarion
    blow the clarion
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    sound
    cause to sound
  27. verb
    replay (as a melody)
    Play it again, Sam”
    “She played the third movement very beautifully”
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    riff
    play riffs
    misplay
    play incorrectly, e.g., play a wrong note
    fiddle
    play on a violin
    replay
    play (a melody) again
    prelude
    play as a prelude
    jazz
    play something in the style of jazz
    rag
    play in ragtime
    bugle
    play on a bugle
    recapitulate, repeat, reprise, reprize
    repeat an earlier theme of a composition
    slur
    play smoothly or legato
    bang out
    play loudly
    modulate
    change the key of, in music
    tongue
    articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments
    double tongue, triple-tongue
    play fast notes on a wind instrument
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    re-create
    create anew
  28. verb
    perform on a certain location
    “The prodigy played Carnegie Hall at the age of 16”
    “She has been playing on Broadway for years”
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    act, playact, roleplay
    perform on a stage or theater
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    perform
    give a performance (of something)
  29. verb
    emit recorded sound
    “The tape was playing for hours”
    “the stereo was playing Beethoven when I entered”
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    run
    cause to emit recorded audio or video
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    sound
    give off a certain sound or sounds
  30. verb
    cause to emit recorded audio or video
    “I'll play you my favorite record”
    “He never tires of playing that video”
    synonyms: run
    run
    cause to perform
    execute, run
    carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
  31. verb
    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”
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    act, move
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
  32. verb
    behave in a certain way
    play safe”
    play it safe”
    play fair”
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    act, move
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
  33. verb
    cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
    play a joke”
    synonyms: bring, make for, work, wreak
    act, work
    have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected
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    create, make
    make or cause to be or to become
  34. verb
    manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
    “She played nervously with her wedding ring”
    “He played with the idea of running for the Senate”
    synonyms: diddle, fiddle, toy
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    put out, retire
    cause to be out on a fielding play
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    manipulate
    hold something in one's hands and move it
  35. verb
    use to one's advantage
    “She plays on her clients' emotions”
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    exploit, work
    use or manipulate to one's advantage
  36. verb
    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”
  37. verb
    move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly
    “The spotlights played on the politicians”
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    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  38. verb
    cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space
    “The engine has a wheel that is playing in a rack”
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    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  39. verb
    discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream
    play water from a hose”
    “The fountains played all day”
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    discharge
    pour forth or release
  40. noun
    utilization or exercise
    “the play of the imagination”
  41. noun
    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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    action, activeness, activity
    the state of being active
  42. noun
    an attempt to get something
    “they made a futile play for power”
    synonyms: bid
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    attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
    earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
  43. noun
    the removal of constraints
    “they gave full play to the artist's talent”
    synonyms: free rein
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    freedom
    the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints
  44. noun
    movement or space for movement
    “there was too much play in the steering wheel”
    synonyms: looseness
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    tautness, tightness
    lack of movement or room for movement
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    wiggliness
    a jerky back and forth kind of mobility
    slack, slackness
    the quality of being loose (not taut)
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    movability, movableness
    the quality of being movable; capable of being moved or rearranged
  45. noun
    a weak and tremulous light
    “the play of light on the water”
    synonyms: shimmer
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    alteration, change, modification
    an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
  46. verb
    bet or wager (money)
    “He played $20 on the new horse”
    “She plays the races”
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    underplay
    play a card lower than (a held high card)
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    gamble
    play games for money
  47. verb
    make bets
    Play the races”
    play the casinos in Trouville”
    Synonyms:
    bet, wager
    stake on the outcome of an issue
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    bet, wager
    stake on the outcome of an issue
  48. verb
    stake on the outcome of an issue
    “She played all her money on the dark horse”
    synonyms: bet, wager
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    back, bet on, gage, game, punt, stake
    place a bet on
    raise
    bet more than the previous player
    see
    match or meet
    ante
    place one's stake
    double up, parlay
    stake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager
    type of:
    gamble
    play games for money
  49. verb
    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”
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    pitch
    lead (a card) and establish the trump suit
    cover
    play a higher card than the one previously played
    declare
    designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand
    type of:
    deploy
    place troops or weapons in battle formation
  50. verb
    use or move
    “I had to play my queen”
    Synonyms:
    encounter, meet, take on
    contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
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    promote
    change a pawn for a better piece by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it to the row closest to your opponent
    queen
    promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess
    type of:
    apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize
    put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
  51. noun
    the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)
    “there was heavy play at the blackjack table”
    synonyms: gambling, gaming
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    sporting life
    active interest in gambling on sports events
    bet, wager
    the act of gambling
    gambling game, game of chance
    a game that involves gambling
    throw
    casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly
    daily double
    a single bet on two horse races in the same day
    exacta, perfecta
    a bet that you can pick the first and second finishers in the right order
    parimutuel
    betting where winners share the total amount wagered
    parlay
    a series of wagers in which the winnings from one wager are used as a stake for the subsequent wagers
    place bet
    a bet that a horse will finish a race no worse than second
    superfecta
    a bet that you can pick the first four finishers in a race in the right order
    fan tan, fantan
    a Chinese gambling game; a random number of counters are placed under a bowl and you gamble on how many will be left (0, 1, 2, or 3 modulo 4)
    drawing, lottery
    players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots
    craps
    a gambling game played with two dice; a first throw of 7 or 11 wins and a first throw of 2, 3, or 12 loses and a first throw of any other number must be repeated to win before a 7 is thrown, which loses the bet and the dice
    roulette
    a gambling game in which players bet on which compartment of a revolving wheel a small ball will come to rest in
    banking game
    any gambling game in which bets are laid against the gambling house or the dealer
    cast, roll
    the act of throwing dice
    flip, toss
    the act of flipping a coin
    type of:
    diversion, recreation
    an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
    vice
    a specific form of evildoing
  52. verb
    exhaust by allowing to pull on the line
    play a hooked fish”
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    beat, exhaust, tucker, tucker out, wash up
    wear out completely
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