play down

played down; playing down; plays down

Definition of play down

transitive verb

: to attach little importance to : minimize

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Examples of play down in a Sentence

out of sheer envy, she would always play down her sister's accomplishments if you play down your part in the project, you won't get the credit you deserve

First Known Use of play down

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of play down was in 1930

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“Play down.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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