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playing

verb
present participle of play

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2 to present a portrayal or performance of
  • played Hamlet in the campus production of the classic

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3 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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6 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 23 Oct. 2021.

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