power play

Definitions of power play
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n an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power

“she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away”
Synonyms:
squeeze, squeeze play
Type of:
attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

n 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”
Type of:
football play
(American football) a play by the offensive team

n (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
Type of:
play
a preset plan of action in team sports

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