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play on

Definition of play on

  1. :  to make people do what one wants by using (their emotions, fears, concerns, etc.) in an unfair way <The company plays on the concerns of parents in order to sell their products.>

Word by Word Definitions

  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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