make a play for
Definition of make a play for
1 : to try to get (someone or something) She made a play for the job, but she didn't get it.
2 : to try to start a romantic or sexual relationship with (someone) He made a play for her.
Word by Word Definitions
: behave, act
: to begin or seem to begin (an action)
: to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone
: the manner or style in which a thing is constructed
: the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person
: game, sport
: the conduct, course, or action of a game
: to engage in sport or recreation : frolic
: to have sexual relations
: to move aimlessly about : trifle
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