at play

Definition of at play

  1. 1 :  in the act of playing the sounds of children at play

  2. 2 :  being something that helps produce or influence a result Several issues are at play in determining the price of gasoline.

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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to cast off or become cast off

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