at play


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at play

1. Actively playing or involved in other leisure activities. The kids love the game you bought them—they've been at play for hours now. What do you like to do when you're at play?
2. Active or existing as something to be considered. It's a complicated matter with several important issues at play.
See also: play

at play

[at this moment] involved in playing. (See also at work.) The children are at play, and I am doing household chores. Whether I am at work or at play, I try to be pleasant to people.
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Today, his loving friends, partners and co-workers at Play proudly dedicate ourselves to honoring Paul's memory by continuing forward to invent the future he so passionately believed in.