play the part

Definition of play the part

  1. :  to act the part of (a particular character) in a film, play, etc. He often plays the part of the villain. —often used figuratively 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.

Word by Word Definitions

playplay
  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

partplay
  1. :  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

  1. :  to separate from or take leave of someone

    :  to take leave of one another

    :  to become separated into parts

  1. :  partly

  1. :  partial


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