in someone's power

Definition of in someone's power

1 :in a position of being controlled by someone other than oneself
  • She had them in her power.
2 :able to be done by someone :within one's ability
  • It's in your power to change the way things are done here.
  • I'll do everything in my power to help.

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

power play
  1. : ability to act or produce an effect

  2. : ability to get extra-base hits

  3. : capacity for being acted upon or undergoing an effect

  1. : to supply with power and especially motive power

  2. : to give impetus to

  3. : to move about by means of motive power

  1. : operated mechanically or electrically rather than manually

  2. : of, relating to, or utilizing strength

  3. : of, relating to, or being a meal at which influential people discuss business or politics


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