power play

Definitions of power play
  1. noun
    an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
    synonyms: squeeze, squeeze play
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    type of:
    attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
    earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
  2. noun
    a play in which there is a concentration of players in one location on the field of play
    “they used a power play to return the kickoff”
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    type of:
    football play
    (American football) a play by the offensive team
  3. noun
    (ice hockey) a play in which one team has a numerical advantage over the other as a result of penalties
    “the team was unable to capitalize on the power play
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    type of:
    a preset plan of action in team sports
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