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Meanings of Play-on-words:

idiom

An amusing use of a word or phrase that has more than one meaning

Meanings of Play-the-field:

idiom

To hold an interest in a number of people or things, especially to become romantically or sexually involved with a number of partners

Usage examples:

Becky's not ready to settle down with one man - she enjoys playing the field too much.

Meanings of Play-the-fool:

phrase

To behave in a silly way, often intentionally to make people laugh

Usage examples:

Stop acting the fool, i'm trying to talk to you., he loves playing the fool., i'm happy to play the…

Meanings of Play-the-market:

noun

An open area, building, or event at which people gather to buy and sell goods or food

Usage examples:

Are you sure there’s a market for something like this?, the teenage/adult market, domestic/foreign …

Meanings of Play-to-the-gallery:

idiom

To behave in a way intended to make people admire or support you

Usage examples:

Politicians these days are more interested in playing to the gallery than exercising real influence…

Meanings of Play-truant:

phrase

To be regularly absent from school without permission

Usage examples:

Play truant from school most parents are horrified when they discover their children have been play…

Meanings of Play-up-to:

phrasal verb

Exploit, trade on, or make the most of something.

Usage examples:

The actors clearly have fun playing up to their stereotypes

Meanings of Play-with-oneself:

phrasal verb

To use something in a way that is not serious or careful

Usage examples:

You're not really making a budget, you're just playing with numbers., stop playing with your food.

Meanings of Playa:

noun

An area of flat, dried-up land, especially a desert basin from which water evaporates quickly.

Usage examples:

This landscape of jagged mountains, desert playas, and massive canyons has yielded woolly-mammoth s…

Playability

ˌpleɪ.əˈbɪl.ə.ti

Meanings of Playability:

noun

In a video game, the quality of being easy and enjoyable to play, or the degree to which a video game is like this

Usage examples:

Although the 3d design looks pretty, it doesn't add much to the playability of the game., what i-ni…

Meanings of Playable:

adjective

Able to be used or played.

Usage examples:

The game will be playable over the internet

Playact

ˈpleɪakt

Meanings of Playact:

verb

Engage in pretence in order to trick someone or gain an advantage.

Usage examples:

I am a professional and i would never play-act to get someone sent off

Meanings of Playacted:

verb

Engage in pretence in order to trick someone or gain an advantage.

Usage examples:

I am a professional and i would never play-act to get someone sent off

Playacting

ˈpleɪaktɪŋ

Meanings of Playacting:

verb

Engage in pretence in order to trick someone or gain an advantage.

Usage examples:

I am a professional and i would never play-act to get someone sent off
noun

Engagement in pretence in order to trick someone or gain an advantage.

Usage examples:

The defender indulged in some play-acting after tumbling to the ground

Playacts

ˈpleɪakt

Meanings of Playacts:

verb

Engage in pretence in order to trick someone or gain an advantage.

Usage examples:

I am a professional and i would never play-act to get someone sent off

Meanings of Playas:

noun

An area of flat, dried-up land, especially a desert basin from which water evaporates quickly.

Usage examples:

This landscape of jagged mountains, desert playas, and massive canyons has yielded woolly-mammoth s…

Playback

ˈpleɪ.bæk

Meanings of Playback:

noun

The reproduction of previously recorded sounds or moving images.

Usage examples:

The instant playback facility

Playbacks

ˈpleɪ.bæk

Meanings of Playbacks:

noun

The reproduction of previously recorded sounds or moving images.

Usage examples:

The instant playback facility

Playbill

ˈpleɪbɪl

Meanings of Playbill:

noun

A poster announcing a theatrical performance.

Usage examples:

Her name occupied third place in the playbills

Playbills

ˈpleɪ.bɪl

Meanings of Playbills:

noun

A poster announcing a theatrical performance.

Usage examples:

Her name occupied third place in the playbills

Playbook

ˈpleɪ.bʊk

Meanings of Playbook:

noun

A book containing a sports team's strategies and plays, especially in american football.

Usage examples:

Her most critical lessons learned were about strategy and studying players as well as the team play…

Playbooks

ˈpleɪ.bʊk

Meanings of Playbooks:

noun

A book containing a sports team's strategies and plays, especially in american football.

Usage examples:

Her most critical lessons learned were about strategy and studying players as well as the team play…

Meanings of Playbox:

noun

A box in which a child, especially formerly one at boarding school, keeps toys, books, and other personal possessions; (also figurative) a very small house.

Playboy

ˈpleɪbɔɪ

Meanings of Playboy:

noun

A wealthy man who spends his time enjoying himself, especially one who behaves irresponsibly or has many casual sexual relationships.

Usage examples:

He isn't the marrying type, he's just a playboy

Meanings of Playboyism:

noun

The behaviour or lifestyle of a playboy.

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