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bring (something) into play

1. In sports, to hit or take the ball into the field of play so that the game can resume, as after a timeout or stoppage. He'll bring the ball into play and then pass it ahead to you.
2. To introduce something into a particular situation. Bringing a merger into play might be the best option to save the company. I really wanted to visit you this weekend, but the flu brought some other unpleasant factors into play.
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bring something into play

 
1. Lit. [in a ball game] to put the ball into the action of the game, such as after a timeout. Fred brought the ball into play when he bounced it in from the sidelines.
2. Fig. [for the shares of a company] to become the subject of a takeover bid. The recent drop in the value of that stock brought the company into play. The company was brought into play by a news story about their new product line.
3. Fig. to cause something to become a factor in something. Now, this recent development brings some other factors into play. Something else was brought into play by the strange event.
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bring something into play

cause something to begin to have an effect.
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However, according to this report, all the technologies and systems brought into play to reduce malnutrition can do little if both developing and developed nations do not commit to using them.
Mr Reid, stressing infection control would remain a priority, said cleaning was being improved and the "latest science" being brought into play.
Meanwhile, more and more of the material world ( cars, oil, pollution, that which destroys children ( is being brought into play.
Meanwhile, more and more of the material world -- cars, oil pollution, that which destroys children -- is being brought into play.
That is not beyond the realms of possibility, though, as he has less miles on the clock than Dalakhani and Sir Michael Stoute has ensured his stamina will be brought into play by running pacemaker High Action.
Facts: Little to nothing done in the weight room replicates sports movements, regardless of how many joints are brought into play.
Lest the parish be regarded as only a rural entity, Pounds devotes a chapter to "The Urban Parish" in which town origins, the urban/rural dichotomy, parochial wealth and income, local government, cemetery, tithe, and much else are brought into play.
In particular, the design brought into play Pactiv's expertise in printed PVC.
Swedish umpire Denis Overberg docked her the point and she lost the game under a new WTA ruling brought into play when the Williams sisters with their beaded hair started playing.
As for "brand names" - all of our centers, for example, are under the name Genesis ElderCare, as will be Multicare's when that merger is completed - there are various ways this is brought into play.