Definition of play the part
- He often plays the part of the villain.
- I've played the part of (the) devoted wife and mother, and now I want to do something more with my life.
- He was playing the part of (the) gracious host.
: game, sport
: the conduct, course, or action of a game
: to engage in sport or recreation : frolic
: to have sexual relations
: to move aimlessly about : trifle
: one of the often indefinite or unequal subdivisions into which something is or is regarded as divided and which together constitute the whole
: an essential portion or integral element
: one of several or many equal units of which something is composed or into which it is divisible : an amount equal to another amount
: to separate from or take leave of someone
: to take leave of one another
: to become separated into parts
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