play out

verb

Definition of play out

transitive verb
1 a :to perform to the end
  • play out a role
2 :unreel, unfold
  • played out a length of line
  • —Gordon Webber
intransitive verb
1 :to become spent or exhausted
2 :develop, unfold
  • see how things play out

Examples of play out in a Sentence

  1. we've finally played out the leftovers from that huge holiday meal

First Known Use of play out

1598



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