make a play for

Definition of make a play for

  1. 1 :  to try to get (someone or something) She made a play for the job, but she didn't get it.

  2. 2 :  to try to start a romantic or sexual relationship with (someone) He made a play for her.

Word by Word Definitions

makeplay
  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

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


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