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 So Pinkley, still in his grunt attire, plays along under duress and pretends to inspect the troops. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 21 June 2024 In the story, a 5-year-old Jesus plays along a rushing stream and molds 12 sparrows out of clay down by the water. Irene Wright, Miami Herald, 13 June 2024 Then there are mixed venues such as King Bar, which on a crowded Friday night featured a saxophonist jumping on the tabletops while playing along with the DJ’s salsa tracks. David Dodge, Travel + Leisure, 11 June 2024 In recent years, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra has gone multimedia playing along to films, videos and other projections. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 17 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for play along 

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“Play along.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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