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in/into play

Definition of in/into play

sports, of a ball

  1. :  in or into the area where players must stay <She tried to keep the ball in play, but it bounced out of bounds.> <He put the ball back into play with a throw-in.>



Word by Word Definitions

playplay
  1. :  swordplay

    :  game, sport

    :  the conduct, course, or action of a game

  1. :  to engage in sport or recreation :  frolic

    :  to have sexual relations

    :  to move aimlessly about :  trifle


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