playing

present participle of play
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as in mocking
to pretend to be (what one is not) in appearance or behavior stop playing the innocent, because I know that you were behind that prank

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as in putting
to risk (something) on the outcome of an uncertain event figuring that she had little to lose, she played her last few bucks on the state lottery

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“Playing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/playing. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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