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play the field

Definition of play the field

  1. :  to have romantic or sexual relationships with more than one person at a time :  to date more than one person



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

fieldplay
  1. :  an open land area free of woods and buildings

    :  an area of land marked by the presence of particular objects or features

    :  an area of cleared enclosed land used for cultivation or pasture

  1. : :  of or relating to a field: as

    :  growing in or inhabiting the fields or open country

    :  made, conducted, or used in the field

  1. :  to catch or pick up (as a batted ball) and usually throw to a teammate

    :  to take care of or respond to (as a telephone call or a request)

    :  to give an impromptu answer or solution to


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