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  • 81 play at — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms play at : present tense I/you/we/they play at he/she/it plays at present participle playing at past tense played at past participle played at 1) play at something to do something without being very serious… …

    English dictionary

  • 82 play up — v. (d; intr.) to play up to ( to flatter ) (to play up to the boss) * * * [ pleɪ ʌp] (d; intr.) to play up to (to play up to the boss; to flatter ) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 83 play on — phrasal verb Word forms play on : present tense I/you/we/they play on he/she/it plays on present participle playing on past tense played on past participle played on 1) [intransitive] to continue to play a game, often after someone has been… …

    English dictionary

  • 84 play up — phrasal verb Word forms play up : present tense I/you/we/they play up he/she/it plays up present participle playing up past tense played up past participle played up 1) [intransitive/transitive] British if children play up or play someone up,… …

    English dictionary

  • 85 play up to — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms play up to : present tense I/you/we/they play up to he/she/it plays up to present participle playing up to past tense played up to past participle played up to play up to someone to behave in a very friendly… …

    English dictionary

  • 86 play — 1. n. a strategy; a plan of action. □ That was a bad play, Bill. We lost the account. □ Here’s a play that worked for us last year at this time. 2. n. an attractive investment; a way to make some money in the securities markets. □ I just heard… …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 87 Play (EP) — Infobox Album | Name = Play Type = EP Artist = Ride Released = 2 April 1990 Recorded = ?? Genre = Alternative Length = 14:32 Label = Creation Records Producer = Ride Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg… …

    Wikipedia

  • 88 play — 1. noun /pleɪ/ a) Activity for amusement only, especially among the young. No wonder the fanbelt is slipping: there’s too much play in it. b) The conduct, or course of a game. Too much play in a steering wheel may be dangerous. Syn: drama …

    Wiktionary

  • 89 play up — verb a) To misbehave Children who do not receive enough attention may begin to play up. b) To make or attempt to make something appear more important, likely or obvious; to showcase or highlight For the audition, Nicole will play up her skill as… …

    Wiktionary

  • 90 play up — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you play up something, you emphasize it and try to make people believe that it is important. [V P n (not pron)] The media played up the prospects for a settlement... [V P n (not pron)] His Japanese ancestry has been played up… …

    English dictionary

  • 91 play —    to indulge in sexual activity    The imagery of sport:     As well a woman with an eunuch play d As with a woman. (Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra)    A play house was a brothel, not a theatre. See also make a play for. There are many other… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 92 Play —   A set of known or postulated oil and gas accumulations sharing similar geologic, geographic, and temporal properties, such as source rock, migration pathway, timing, trapping mechanism, and hydrocarbon type. A play differs from an assessment… …

    Energy terms

  • 93 play at — phr verb Play at is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑smile Play at is used with these nouns as the object: ↑festival …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 94 play on — phr verb Play on is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑grin, ↑smile, ↑smirk, ↑sun Play on is used with these nouns as the object: ↑swing …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 95 Play-on — A person who acts like she is really into something, when in realitly, you know for a fact she s just acting sometimes for attention or over jealousy. 1. Jen is flirting with Bobby that is such a play on. Yesterday she told me how much she hated… …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 96 Play-on — A person who acts like she is really into something, when in realitly, you know for a fact she s just acting sometimes for attention or over jealousy. 1. Jen is flirting with Bobby that is such a play on. Yesterday she told me how much she hated… …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 97 play v — Waiter, does the pianist play requests? Yes, sir. Then ask him to play tiddlywinks till I ve finished my meal …

    English expressions

  • 98 play — I. v. n. 1. Sport, disport, frolic, skip, frisk, gambol, revel, romp, caper, make merry, make fun. 2. Trifle, toy, wanton, dally. 3. Hover, flutter, sport, wave. 4. Game, gambler. 5. Act (on the stage), take a part, personate a character. 6.… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 99 play-on — /ˈpleɪ ɒn/ (say play on) adjective (in Australian Rules) relating to the style of play in which a team or an individual attempts to keep the ball moving at all times, even when entitled to take a free kick …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 100 play —   1. Recreation. Pā ani; pili (gamble).   Also: pa apa ani, upa apa ani.    ♦ Play ball, pā ani kinipōpō.    ♦ Play cards, pā ani pepa, hahau pepa.   2. Music. Ho okani, ho okani pila; puhi ohe (wind instrument); mūkī (the hōkiokio).   3. Drama.… …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary


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