play

plays

Substantiv
Vanligast teater
play
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a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage; a theatrical performance of a drama
  • "the play lasted two hours"
  • "he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway"

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Vanlig
play
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play, usually by children, that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules light-hearted; recreational activity for diversion or amusement
  • "it was all done in play"
  • "Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child"

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Vanlig
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  • "there was heavy play at the blackjack table"

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Mindre vanlig sport
a preset plan of action in team sports
  • "they made a futile play for power"
  • "the coach drew up the plays for her team"

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Mindre vanlig
  • "the play of light on the water"

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Mindre vanlig
  • "the play of muscles"
  • "the play of the imagination"

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Mindre vanlig
  • "they gave full play to the artist's talent"
  • "there was too much play in the steering wheel"

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Ovanlig spel
  • "he made a great play"

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Ovanlig även
the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully



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Verb
Vanligast bildligt
discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream; use to one's advantage
  • "She play on her clients' emotions"
  • "Play into the hands of"
  • "The fountains played all day"
  • "This factor played only a minor part in his decision"
  • "Play about with a young girl's affection"
  • "Play a joke"
  • "She plays deaf when the news are bad"
Vanlig sport spel
play games, play sports perform on a certain location: "He played the casinos in Las Vegas" bet or wager (money) put (a card or piece) into play during a game:
  • ""He is playing his cards close to his chest""
  • "She plays the races"
  • "We played hockey all afternoon"
  • "He played $20 on the new horse"
  • "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"
  • "play cards"
Vanlig musik
play (music) on an instrument perform music on (a musical instrument)
  • "He plays the flute"
  • "The band played all night long"

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Vanlig
pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity; be at play; be engaged in playful activity; typical of children; engage in an activity as if it were a game: "They played games on their opponents"
  • "I used to play with trucks as a little girl"
  • "The kids were playing outside all day"
  • "Play cowboy and Indians"
  • "Let's play like I am mommy"

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Vanlig bildligt
  • "She played nervously with her wedding ring"
  • "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"

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Vanlig teater
be performed
  • "Gielgud played Hamlet"
  • "What's playing in the local movie theater?"
  • "She acts in this play"

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Vanlig
cause to be played:
  • ""They ran the tapes over and over again""
  • "Can you play on this old recorder?"

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Mindre vanlig teknik
cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space, as of machinery
Mindre vanlig

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Mindre vanlig
move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly
  • "The spotlights played on the politicians"
Ovanlig sex
Ovanlig bildligt
be received or accepted
  • "This speech didn't play well with the American public"
Ovanlig vardagligt
play
engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion
  • "On weekends I play"

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Ovanlig fiskar
exhaust (a hooked fish) by allowing it to pull on the line

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