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play

1. n. a strategy; a plan of action. That was a bad play, Bill. We lost the account.
2. n. an attractive investment; a way to make some money in the securities markets. I just heard about a good play in the options market.

play

/act the fool
1. To act in an irresponsible or foolish manner.
2. To behave in a playful or comical manner.
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He began playing when he was 10 and later joined a junior program run by the East Denver golf club, a black club.
When playing 18th-century music, though, we must reverse our thinking, and assume that everything is detached unless otherwise notated.
I guess I can't tell how "big" it is exactly, mainly I just know how much I love playing music with these guys.
Certainly not all women in rock and roll are gay, but in that world it's not like, `Oh, how odd, there's a lesbian playing rock and roll.
Campers should not have pens or other objects in their pockets, and should not chew gum or eat while playing.
It's almost as though they have been playing in their own bubble or world.
He also said the pianist may benefit from singing or playing individual parts, especially when there are transposing parts or those that use transposing clefs.
Sifford and Spiller were so impressed by Brown's game and demeanor, that before they departed for the next UGA stop in Dallas, they asked if Brown would be interested in playing the Negro Open in a couple of weeks.
the Hall of Champions event brought together some of the world's top computer programs playing backgammon, bridge, checkers, chess, Go, Othello, and Scrabble.
The first- through third-grade children were asked to rate how much they enjoyed playing with the other children in the class, and to name three best friends from among their peers.
Mattel has the perfect balance of classic toy play, hot technology-inspired toys and active-themed toys to really deliver against how today's kids are playing," said Chris Byrne, contributing editor to Toy Wishes magazine, aka the Toy Guy[R].
Fernando Valenzuela started playing golf while pitching for the Dodgers in 1986.
So totally absorbed in playing your musical instrument that you lost track of time?
I ended up playing varsity basketball at Columbia (NJ) High School.