play the market

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of play the market

:to actively buy and sell stocks in the hope of making a profit

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

market play
  1. : a meeting together of people for the purpose of trade by private purchase and sale and usually not by auction

  2. : the people assembled at such a meeting

  3. : a public place where a market is held

  1. : to expose for sale in a market

  2. : sell

  3. : to deal in a market


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