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swordplay, play
n. the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully
child's play, play
n. activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules; "Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child"
play, turn
n. (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play"
play
n. a preset plan of action in team sports; "the coach drew up the plays for her team"
play, bid
n. an attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention"
play
n. utilization or exercise; "the play of the imagination"
play, looseness
n. movement or space for movement; "there was too much play in the steering wheel"
play
n. a theatrical performance of a drama; "the play lasted two hours"
play, shimmer
n. a weak and tremulous light; "the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers"; "the play of light on the water"
free rein, play
n. the removal of constraints; "he gave free rein to his impulses"; "they gave full play to the artist's talent"
play
n. a state in which action is feasible; "the ball was still in play"; "insiders said the company's stock was in play"
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play
v. employ in a game or in a specific position; "They played him on first base"
play
v. exhaust by allowing to pull on the line; "play a hooked fish"
play
v. participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"
play
v. use or move; "I had to play my queen"
play
v. put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game; "He is playing his cards close to his chest"; "The Democrats still have some cards to play before they will concede the electoral victory"
play
v. discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream; "play water from a hose"; "The fountains played all day"
play
v. perform on a certain location; "The prodigy played Carnegie Hall at the age of 16"; "She has been playing on Broadway for years"
play
v. be performed or presented for public viewing; "What's playing in the local movie theater?"; "`Cats' has been playing on Broadway for many years"
run, play
v. cause to emit recorded audio or video; "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "I'll play you my favorite record"; "He never tires of playing that video"
play
v. pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity; "Let's play like I am mommy"; "Play cowboy and Indians"
spiel, play
v. replay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the third movement very beautifully"
play
v. play on an instrument; "The band played all night long"
play
v. perform music on (a musical instrument); "He plays the flute"; "Can you play on this old recorder?"
play
v. move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly; "The spotlights played on the politicians"
play
v. shoot or hit in a particular manner; "She played a good backhand last night"
recreate, play
v. engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion; "On weekends I play"; "The students all recreate alike"
play
v. be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children; "The kids were playing outside all day"; "I used to play with trucks as a little girl"
play
v. behave in a certain way; "play safe"; "play it safe"; "play fair"
play
v. be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way; "This speech didn't play well with the American public"; "His remarks played to the suspicions of the committee"
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exploit, effort, feat
n. a notable achievement; "he performed a great feat"; "the book was her finest effort"
action
n. the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field; "the action is no longer in technology stocks but in municipal bonds"; "gawkers always try to get as close to the action as possible"
production
n. the creation of value or wealth by producing goods and services
leniency, lenience, indulgence
n. a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child"
forbearance
n. a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting; "his forbearance to reply was alarming"
remissness, slackness, laxity, laxness
n. the quality of being lax and neglectful
show, display
n. something intended to communicate a particular impression; "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested"
production
n. a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television; "have you seen the new production of Hamlet?"
tragedy
n. drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance; excites terror or pity
glint, spark, flicker
n. a momentary flash of light
glimmer, gleaming, gleam
n. a flash of light (especially reflected light)
blow
v. cause to move by means of an air current; "The wind blew the leaves around in the yard"
cease, terminate, finish, stop, end
v. have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
discharge, empty
v. become empty or void of its content; "The room emptied"
jest, joke
v. tell a joke; speak humorously; "He often jokes even when he appears serious"
complete, discharge, dispatch
v. complete or carry out; "discharge one's duties"
show, render, depict, picture
v. show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"
limn, depict, portray
v. make a portrait of; "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"
present, portray
v. represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture; "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"
outline, limn, delineate
v. trace the shape of
chalk out, sketch
v. make a sketch of; "sketch the building"
portray, impersonate
v. assume or act the character of; "She impersonates Madonna"; "The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man"
writhe, worm, wrestle, squirm, wriggle, twist
v. to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"
flip out, flip
v. react in an excited, delighted, or surprised way; "he flipped when he heard that he was accepted into Princeton University"
wiggle, joggle, jiggle
v. move to and fro; "Don't jiggle your finger while the nurse is putting on the bandage!"
caper
v. jump about playfully
fidget
v. move restlessly; "The child is always fidgeting in his seat"
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trifle with, play with, dally with
v. consider not very seriously
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work
n. activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"
tautness, tightness
n. lack of movement or room for movement
work
v. move into or onto; "work the raisins into the dough"; "the student worked a few jokes into his presentation"; "work the body onto the flatbed truck"
work, make
v. proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest"
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Parts Of Speech
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  • Verbs
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Relationships
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  • Synonyms
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  • Antonyms
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