play a part in

Definition of play a part in

: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

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

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

  2. : an essential portion or integral element

  3. : 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

  2. : to take leave of one another

  3. : to become separated into parts

  1. : partly

  1. : partial


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