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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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I met most of my friends on the golf course, some of them I've been playing with for over thirty years
Daniel Gottlob Turk, School of Clavier Playing (1789)
Bert, having played drums in punk bands in the past, do you get the same cathartic feeling while playing this music?
And then Drea de Matteo, who had worked with Whitehouse before playing Adriana on The Sopranos, took on the role of bassist Tracy before leaving Prey for a role in a Hollywood feature.
If you're playing against a cautious player who bets heavily on a certain hand, for example, you should fold, because he or she probably holds very good cards.
All players should wear footwear that protects their feet and prevents slipping on the playing surface.
I was playing with the pros with all these people around.
Playing one-on-ones with a third player on the outside coaching one of the players.
One of the most difficult tasks undertaken by pianists is playing open scores.
Parker writes, but the star-studded production of The Alchemist in Sydney, playing to well-heeled Australian audiences who apparently identified with Lovewit as the aggrieved property owner of a vandalized house (193), militates against the postcolonialist reading Schafer wants to impose on the material.
And you say, "Oh, yeah, I see how he's playing that.
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.