play a part in

Definition of play a part in

  1. :  to be involved in :  to be a factor in Did alcohol play a part in the car accident? Luck played an important part in their success.

Word by Word Definitions

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

partplay
  1. :  one of the often indefinite or unequal subdivisions into which something is or is regarded as divided and which together constitute the whole

    :  an essential portion or integral element

    :  one of several or many equal units of which something is composed or into which it is divisible :  an amount equal to another amount

  1. :  to separate from or take leave of someone

    :  to take leave of one another

    :  to become separated into parts

  1. :  partly

  1. :  partial


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