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playing (upon)

verb
present participle of play (upon)

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to control or take advantage of by artful, unfair, or insidious means
  • played upon the customer's vanity to convince her to buy the expensive makeup kit

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“Playing (upon).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/playing%20%28upon%29. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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