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Verb
Present participle for engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation
“They felt at peace watching their children play contentedly together.”
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(sports) Present participle 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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Present participle for to participate in a game
“My nephew always wants to play Uno with us.”
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Present participle 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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Present participle for to gamble
“Warren is a skillful investor who knows how to play the market.”
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Present participle for to deal with (something), usually effectively
“We really need to figure out how to play this delicate situation.”
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(colloquial) Present participle 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) Present participle 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) Present participle for to strike a ball as part of a game
Play the ball strategically.”
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Present participle for to move lightly and quickly, so as to appear and disappear
“A small smile played across his lips as their eyes met.”
Noun
(dramatic role, song, or piece of music) An act representing something that already exists
Noun
An instance of acting something out
Adjective
Noun
Noun
Dawdling
Noun
Performance
Noun
The art of an actor
Noun
An occasion when something is shown, typically a visual presentation
Noun
A performance or interpretation, especially of a dramatic role or piece of music
Adjective
Shining unsteadily
Noun
The action of repeating something aloud from memory
Adjective
Engaging in casual sexual encounters or relationships
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