play along

phrasal verb

played along; playing along; plays along
: to agree to do or accept what other people want
They wanted me to cooperate with them, but I refused to play along.
often + with
I refused to play along with their plan.

Examples of play along in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fisher-Price Pretend Doctor Playset Newborn babies spend a lot of time going back and forth to doctor’s appointments, so this toy set is a great way for big siblings to play along. Laura Denby, Parents, 28 May 2024 And now it's also becoming known as the ultimate hub for putt-putt golf with the launch of its Mini-Golf Trail, featuring 30 places to play along the 60-mile Grand Strand of the South Carolina coast. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 22 May 2024 Where Rosengarten plays along the Ravens’ offensive line remains to be seen, but with the right tackle spot open, that would be the most likely position. Brian Wacker, Baltimore Sun, 26 Apr. 2024 One of the toughest aspects of playing along the offensive line in the NFL is understanding and processing plays, checks and audibles at the line of scrimmage. Barry Jackson, Miami Herald, 2 May 2024 Others, like Giffard or Small Hands Foods, play along more easily with a variety of different brands. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 23 Mar. 2024 The collaboration between Live Nation and Mattel, Inc. will feature the Oscar-winning film on a giant LED screen while the Barbie Land Sinfonietta plays along live. Duante Beddingfield, Detroit Free Press, 12 Mar. 2024 Martin muses, playing along with an entirely different kind of documentary — one where the subject gamely invites cameras into his personal space. Peter Debruge, Variety, 26 Mar. 2024 The notoriously sarcastic Stone could have been playing along and making a joke of her own. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, 11 Mar. 2024

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“Play along.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/play%20along. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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