play over

play (something) over

1. To play or perform music so loudly that it drowns out someone or something else. The band always plays over the award recipients when their speeches get too long. Protestors played death metal over the presentation so that the audience couldn't hear anything of what was being said.
2. To play something again from the beginning. They played the security tape over to try and figure out the exact moment the killer had escaped. Officials have rejected requests for the game to be played over, saying that there was no evidence of cheating by any of the players.
3. To recall or remember some event very vividly. My embarrassing mistake during my speech kept playing over in my mind. I've been playing the moment over in my mind, trying to figure out if it was a sign that she felt the same way about me.
See also: over, play
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play something over

to replay something, such as a game, a videotape, an audio recording, etc. There was an objection to the way the referee handled the game, so they played it over. Let's play that song over again.
See also: over, play
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

play over

1. To consider something; give thought to something: It's a very tough question, and I've been playing it over for a long time. I continue playing over the accident, wondering if I could have prevented it.
2. To be repeatedly recalled or relived in the mind; occupy the mind repeatedly: Our kiss last night keeps playing over in my head.
See also: over, play
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Glamorgan, who opted to bat first, made a steady start with Nick Selman, playing only his third game in the competition this season, and Shaun Marsh scoring 45 from the power play overs with Selman punishing Jason Behrendorff for 17 in his third over.
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Pakistan lost 2 wickets on 87 runs in first power play overs. Riasat Khan got out after scoring good 50 runs.
Al Jazeera, after being put in to bat first, had a cautious start and made 47 for one in the six power play overs. M Pallonji later improved their bowling and fielding further and restricted the rivals at 126 for 10 in 20 overs.
A: I would have been lucky to have my frontline bowlers as bowlers won the game for most of the team and would have preferred to Mustafizur Rahman and Sunil Narine who could also open the innings and give us a blazing start with the bat in the power play overs. We really missed them in our team.
Former T20 captain Shahid Afridi, in a recent interview, revealed that the Raisers management has asked him to prepare for the opening slot so he can take advantage of the power play overs.
Warner and Mahela Jayawardene, the two openers who got a life apiece, fell within the Power Play overs. Warner inside edged Wayne Parnell to be caught behind and Jayawardene guided a wide delivery from Murtaza straight into the hands of Wright at backward point.
Visitors ABC won the toss and opted to bat first in this title match and made a steady start reaching 29 in the first four mandatory power play overs.
He added that players would take time to settle in power play overs.
It was 31 for two at the end of the six power play overs and 32 for three when David Sales pulled Turner straight to Kartik at mid-wicket.
Former Pakistan all-rounder Mahmood earlier struck twice during the power play overs to keep Kent hopes of victory alive, removing openers Mark Pettini and Jason Gallian in two separate spells.
McCullum went at the start of the ninth over at 52 for one, but with no effort made by the rest of the top order, only 15 runs came from the next nine overs, with no effort by Jamie How or James Marshall to exploit the power play overs in which nine men must be in the ring.
After the Power play overs, the home team were 39/1.
Mumbai openers Quinton de Kock and Rohit were in punishing form, hitting regular boundaries in the power play overs. The duo combined to form a 54-run stand before leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal bowled round the legs to dismiss de Knock for 23.