play Cupid

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of play Cupid

:to try to get two people to become romantically involved with each other
  • The movie is about a woman who plays Cupid with her brother and her best friend.

Word by Word Definitions

play play
  1. : swordplay

  2. : game, sport

  3. : the conduct, course, or action of a game

  1. : to engage in sport or recreation : frolic

  2. : to have sexual relations

  3. : to move aimlessly about : trifle

Cupid play
  1. : the Roman god of erotic love — compare eros

  2. : a figure that represents Cupid as a naked usually winged boy often holding a bow and arrow


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