English - Sinhala Dictionary
DESCRIPTIONS for 'Play'
- the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully
- Play by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules; "Freud believed in the utility of Play to a small child"
- the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my Play"
- the act of Playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize); "his gambling cost him a fortune"; "there was heavy Play at the blackjack table"
- gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in Play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"
- a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a Play by the shortstop"
- a preset plan of action in team sports; "the coach drew up the Plays for her team"
- an attempt to get something; "they made a futile Play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention"
- utilization or exercise; "the Play of the imagination"
- movement or space for movement; "there was too much Play in the steering wheel"
- verbal wit (often at another''s expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun"
- a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage; "he wrote several Plays but only one was produced on Broadway"
- a theatrical performance of a drama; "the Play lasted two hours"
- a weak and tremulous light; "the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers"; "the Play of light on the water"
- the removal of constraints; "he gave free rein to his impulses"; "they gave full Play to the artist''s talent"
- a state in which action is feasible; "the ball was still in Play"; "insiders said the company''s stock was in Play"
- (in games or Plays or other performances) the time during which Play proceeds; "rain stopped Play in the 4th inning"
- engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; "They Played games on their opponents"; "Play the stockmarket"; "Play with her feelings"; "toy with an idea"
- pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; "He acted the idiot"; "She Plays deaf when the news are bad"
- exhaust by allowing to pull on the line; "Play a hooked fish"
- consider not very seriously; "He is trifling with her"; "She Plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"
- participate in games or sport; "We Played hockey all afternoon"; "Play cards"; "Pele Played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"
- contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton Plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to Play Mary"
- employ in a game or in a specific position; "They Played him on first base"
- use or move; "I had to Play my queen"
- shoot or hit in a particular manner; "She Played a good backhand last night"
- bet or wager (money); "He Played $20 on the new horse"; "She Plays the races"
- put (a card or piece) into Play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game; "He is Playing his cards close to his chest"; "The Democrats still have some cards to Play before they will concede the electoral victory"
- stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She Played all her money on the dark horse"
- make bets; "Play the reaces"; "Play the casinos in Trouville"
- use to one''s advantage; "She Plays on her clients'' emotions"
- discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream; "Play water from a hose"; "The fountains Played all day"
- manipulate manually or in one''s mind or imagination; "She Played nervously with her wedding ring"; "Don''t fiddle with the screws"; "He Played with the idea of running for the Senate"
- cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; "I cannot work a miracle"; "wreak havoc"; "bring comments"; "Play a joke"; "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area"
- perform on a certain location; "The prodigy Played Carnegie Hall at the age of 16"; "She has been Playing on Broadway for years"
- be performed; "What''s Playing in the local movie theater?"; "`Cats'' has been Playing on Broadway for many years"
- cause to emit recorded sounds; "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "Can you Play my favorite record?"
- emit recorded sound; "The tape was Playing for hours"; "the stereo was Playing Beethoven when I entered"
- Play a role or part; "Gielgud Played Hamlet"; "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"; "She Played the servant to her husband''s master"
- perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this Play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar''"; "I Played in `A Christmas Carol''"
- pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or Playful activity; "Let''s Play like I am mommy"; "Play cowboy and Indians"
- rePlay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She Played the third movement very beautifully"
- Play on an instrument; "The band Played all night long"
- perform music on (a musical instrument); "He Plays the flute"; "Can you Play on this old recorder?"
- move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly; "The spotlights Played on the politicians"
- cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space; "The engine has a wheel that is Playing in a rack"
- act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome; "This factor Played only a minor part in his decision"; "This development Played into her hands"; "I Played no role in your dismissal"
- engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion; "On weekends I Play"; "The students all recreate alike"
- be at Play; be engaged in Playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children; "The kids were Playing outside all day"; "I used to Play with trucks as a little girl"
- behave carelessly or indifferently; "Play about with a young girl''s affection"
- behave in a certain way; "Play safe"; "Play it safe"; "Play fair"
- be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way; "This speech didn''t Play well with the American public"; "His remarks Played to the suspicions of the committee"
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