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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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bring/call/put something into ˈplay

make something begin to work or operate; involve something in something: The exercise brings many skills into play.This latest decision calls many new factors into play.
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Other arguments must be brought into play. I think it is something of this that Jesus tried to capture in saying that his followers must be as shrewd as snakes and innocent as doves.
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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. How many children have been killed and seriously injured by conkers?