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Verb
Past tense for engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation
“They felt at peace watching their children play contentedly together.”
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(sports) Past tense for to compete against
“Fans are excited at the prospect of seeing Roger play Rafael again in the final of the Grand Slam.”
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Past tense for to participate in a game
“My nephew always wants to play Uno with us.”
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Past tense for to present a portrayal or performance of
“In his latest role, Oscar would play an impulsive, trigger-happy flyboy who did not impress his admiral.”
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Past tense for to gamble
“Warren is a skillful investor who knows how to play the market.”
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Past tense for to deal with (something), usually effectively
“We really need to figure out how to play this delicate situation.”
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(colloquial) Past tense for to deceive someone
“I think the cab driver just played us. The fare was too expensive!”
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(based on instrument used) Past tense for to produce music
“Nelson was a very talented musician who could play several instruments.”
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(based on the game being played) Past tense for to strike a ball as part of a game
Play the ball strategically.”
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Past tense for to move lightly and quickly, so as to appear and disappear
“A small smile played across his lips as their eyes met.”
Adjective
Led astray
Adjective
Interpreted
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