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play down

verb

Definition of play down

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to attach little importance to :  minimize



Examples of play down in a sentence

  1. <out of sheer envy, she would always play down her sister's accomplishments>

  2. <if you play down your part in the project, you won't get the credit you deserve>



1930

First Known Use of play down

1930



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