make a play for

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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.

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“Make a play for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20a%20play%20for. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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