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Synonyms for play

amuse yourself

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take part in

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  • take part in
  • be involved in
  • engage in
  • participate in
  • compete in
  • be in a team for

compete against

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hit

act

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perform on

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  • perform on
  • strum
  • make music on

drama

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movement

in play

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  • in or for fun
  • for sport
  • for a joke
  • for a lark
  • as a prank
  • for a jest

play around: fool around

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play around: philander

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play at something

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  • pretend to be
  • pose as
  • impersonate
  • make like
  • profess to be
  • assume the role of
  • give the appearance of
  • masquerade as
  • pass yourself off as

play ball

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play on or upon something

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play something up

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play up: hurt

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  • hurt
  • be painful
  • bother you
  • trouble you
  • be sore
  • pain you
  • give you trouble
  • give you gyp

play up: malfunction

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play up: be awkward

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  • be awkward
  • misbehave
  • give trouble
  • be disobedient
  • give someone grief
  • be stroppy
  • be bolshie

play up to someone

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play with something

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Synonyms for play

to occupy oneself with amusement or diversion

to move one's fingers or hands in a nervous or aimless fashion

to make a bet

to treat lightly or flippantly

to make music

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to perform according to one's artistic conception

to be performed

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to control to one's own advantage by artful or indirect means

to cause to undergo or bear (something unwelcome or damaging, for example)

play along: to agree to cooperate or participate

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play around: to be sexually unfaithful to another

play down: to make less emphatic or obvious

play off: to place in opposition or be in opposition to

play out: to cause (a line) to become longer and less taut

play out: to make or become no longer active or productive

activity engaged in for relaxation and amusement

actions taken as a joke

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suitable opportunity to accept or allow something

ease of or space for movement

Synonyms for play

a theatrical performance of a drama

a state in which action is feasible

utilization or exercise

an attempt to get something

activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules

the removal of constraints

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a weak and tremulous light

verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)

movement or space for movement

(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession

the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)

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

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act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome

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perform music on (a musical instrument)

pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind

move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly

bet or wager (money)

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engage in recreational activities rather than work

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pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity

emit recorded sound

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perform on a certain location

put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game

engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously

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behave in a certain way

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cause to emit recorded audio or video

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manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination

use to one's advantage

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consider not very seriously

behave carelessly or indifferently

cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space

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be performed or presented for public viewing

cause to happen or to occur as a consequence

discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream

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make bets

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stake on the outcome of an issue

shoot or hit in a particular manner

employ in a game or in a specific position

contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle

exhaust by allowing to pull on the line

References in periodicals archive ?
When we first made Play Safe, I didn't realize it was going to be such a battle," McKain said.
SIR - Following cases like Baby P, there is much advice to social workers to play safe, and to take children away from potentially abusive parents early in their investigations, usually on mere suspicion.
This looks a match to play safe on the fixed-odds rather than risk something volatile on the spreads.
THOUSANDS of potential property sales - and valuations requested by owners seeking to remortgage with a new lender - are being hit as surveyors play safe by slapping a lower valuation on their homes.
The 72 year-old presenter, credited for breaking acts including Jamie Cullum, Razorlight, Diana Krall and Michael Buble on his show, complained that he was under instructions to play safe and only feature popular artists.
There can be the risk of injury or drowning and we would ask youngsters to play safe and be safe.
If this is your first experience buying toys then you might want to play safe and get a vibrator.
An education pack for schools and a Play Safe, Stay Safe video are available from the association.
Company director Guy Lupton said: 'Very few people are natural comics so play safe and just offer to buy someone a drink.
We worked well together, but I could tell on the climb I had the upper hand but just to play safe, I put a sprint in with two to go and decided to try and win on my own.
Our hope is that we can persuade youngsters to play safe this summer.
Instead, Doherty, thrashed 10-1 by Ronnie O'Sullivan in last year's final, suffered a careless in-off trying to play safe.
We learned to play safe, fast and courteous,'' he said.
Or will he play safe in the big away games, such as at Spurs tomorrow?
The CD, which will now be played at every Play Safe, Stay Safe session, urges the children never to play near to gas excavations and points out that the workmen are professionally trained and wear the right safety equipment to do the job.