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play school


Definition of play school

chiefly British

  1. :  a school where children younger than five years old go to play and learn

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

  1. :  an organization that provides instruction: as

    :  an institution for the teaching of children

    :  college, university

  1. :  to teach or drill in a specific knowledge or skill

    :  to discipline or habituate to something

    :  to educate in an institution of learning

  1. :  a large number of fish or aquatic animals of one kind swimming together

  1. :  to swim or feed in a school

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