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plays

noun , plural of play

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1 a written work in which the story is told through speech and action that is intended to be acted out on stage
  • we'll be putting on a school play using that stage
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2 the act or practice of employing something for a particular purpose
  • the host's sense of humor was obviously in play during the awards ceremony
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3 a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end
  • the guy at the bar made an unusually creative play to get her phone number
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