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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

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First time, Turkish and Kurdish theatre plays staged at the theater in Bitlis.
MULTAN -- The theatre play scripted by renowned playwright Anwar Maqsood depicting Pakistani soldiers' life at the world's highest battle field, Siachen, is set to captivate Multan citizens in the city of saints for a week from Tuesday, December 15.
KARACHI -- Thespianz Theatre has finalised all arrangements to stage a social musical theatre play, focussed on health requirements of masses at Hyderabad, Tando Muhammad Khan, Sheikh Bhirkio and Pir Jhando respectively.
The minister continued, after holding of different cultural and fashion shows, exhibitions and Humar Mela in Peshawar successful theatre play on Pashto Sufi Poet Abdur Rahman Baba was the success story of his department which would be followed by theatres plays on Khushal Khan Khattak, Pir Rokhan and Fakhr-e-Afghan Bacha Khan.
Famous humorist Anwar Maqsood will lead the nation to another revolutionary sitin instead he will present his satirical take on the issue through this theatre play, said Dawar while talking to media persons.
I also remember the famous American actor, Bonar Colleano, being issued tunnel tickets by me when he was appearing in a Liverpool theatre play.
This theatre play is directed by Umar Sultan, Written by Shafqat Khan, Choreographed by Veera and his team.
PESHAWAR -- The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture department presented a beautiful theatre play based on the life, literary works and political struggle of the great Pashtun warrior poet, visionary and an intellectual genius Khushhal Khan Khattak who lived in the 17th century.
On the 21st of March: Following games, theatre play, a French Song competition and cultural show, a Prize Distribution Ceremony concluded the week.
ISLAMABAD, December 29, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Hum Aik Hain - a theatre play was staged here late Tuesday to pay homage to Shaheed Benazir Bhutto for uniting the people to fight for democracy in the country.
ISLAMABAD, November 26, 2011 (Balochistan Times): The ten-day shows of staging comedy theatre play will conclude here on November 26 at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA).
Events include theatre plays, musical performances, a "Chinese Luminous Dinosaur Show", and event a display of Classic Cars, dating back to a 100 years.
LIVERPOOL'S Lantern Theatre plays host to an awardwinning play next week.
She had acted in more than 300 films and theatre plays.
For Billingham's Forum Theatre plays host to The Return of the Grumpy Old Women next week - and they're here by popular demand with a brand new show.
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