play the martyr

Definition of play the martyr

  1. :  to act like someone who deserves admiration or sympathy because of being badly treated

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  swordplay

    :  game, sport

    :  the conduct, course, or action of a game

  1. :  to engage in sport or recreation :  frolic

    :  to have sexual relations

    :  to move aimlessly about :  trifle

  1. :  a person who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty of witnessing to and refusing to renounce a religion

    :  a person who sacrifices something of great value and especially life itself for the sake of principle

    :  victim

  1. :  to put to death for adhering to a belief, faith, or profession

    :  to inflict agonizing pain on :  torture

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