sing/dance/play (etc.) one's heart out

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Definition of sing/dance/play (etc.) one's heart out

: to sing/dance/play (etc.) with great energy or effort
  • The band played their hearts out in hopes of winning the prize.

Word by Word Definitions

sing play
  1. : to produce musical tones by means of the voice

  2. : to utter words in musical tones and with musical inflections and modulations

  3. : to deliver songs as a trained or professional singer

  1. : a session of group singing

dance play
  1. : to move one's body rhythmically usually to music : to engage in or perform a dance (see 2dance 2)

  2. : to move or seem to move up and down or about in a quick or lively manner

  3. : to perform or take part in as a dancer

  1. : an act or instance of moving one's body rhythmically usually to music : an act or instance of dancing (see 1dance 1)

  2. : a series of rhythmic and patterned bodily movements usually performed to music

  3. : a social gathering for dancing

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

heart play
  1. : a hollow muscular organ of vertebrate animals that by its rhythmic contraction acts as a force pump maintaining the circulation of the blood

  2. : a structure in an invertebrate animal functionally analogous to the vertebrate heart

  3. : breast, bosom

  1. : love:2

  2. : hearten

  3. : to fix in the heart

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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