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play
pleɪ
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English Definition
(名) As a noun
  1. The act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully.
  2. The act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize).
  3. Activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules.
  4. The activity of doing something in an agreed succession.
  5. Gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement.
  6. A deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill.
  7. A preset plan of action in team sports.
  8. An attempt to get something.
  9. Utilization or exercise.
  10. Movement or space for movement.
  11. Verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously).
  12. A dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage.
  13. A theatrical performance of a drama.
  14. A weak and tremulous light.
  15. The removal of constraints.
  16. A state in which action is feasible.
  17. The time during which play proceeds.
(动) As a verb
  1. Engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously.
  2. Pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind.
  3. Exhaust by allowing to pull on the line.
  4. Consider not very seriously.
  5. Participate in games or sport.
  6. Contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle.
  7. Employ in a game or in a specific position.
  8. Use or move.
  9. Shoot or hit in a particular manner.
  10. Bet or wager (money).
  11. Put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game.
  12. Stake on the outcome of an issue.
  13. Make bets.
  14. Use to one's advantage.
  15. Discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream.
  16. Manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination.
  17. Cause to happen or to occur as a consequence.
  18. Perform on a certain location.
  19. Be performed or presented for public viewing.
  20. Play.
  21. Emit recorded sound.
  22. Play a role or part.
  23. Perform on a stage or theater.
  24. Pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity.
  25. Replay (as a melody).
  26. Play on an instrument.
  27. Perform music on (a musical instrument).
  28. Move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly.
  29. Cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space.
  30. Act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome.
  31. Play.
  32. Be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children.
  33. Behave carelessly or indifferently.
  34. Behave in a certain way.
  35. Play.
Hyphenationplay
Part of Speech(动) verb, (及物的动) transitive verb, (不及物的动) intransitive verb, (名) noun
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wánto play; to have fun; to trifle with; toy; something used for amusement; curio or antique; to keep something for entertainment
游戏yóuxìgame; to play
表演biǎoyǎnplay; show; performance; exhibition; to perform; to act; to demonstrate
演奏yǎnzòuto perform on a musical instrument
扮演bànyǎnto play the role of; to act
dozen (loanword)
to beat; to strike; to hit; to break; to type; to mix up; to build; to fight; to fetch; to make; to tie up; to issue; to shoot; to calculate; to play (a game); since; from
比赛bǐsàicompetition (sports etc); match
剧本jùběnscript for play, opera, movie, etc.; screenplay; scenario
戏剧xìjùdrama; play; theater
吹奏chuīzòuto play (wind instruments)
嬉耍xīshuǎto play
弹奏tánzòuto play (musical instrument, esp. string)
打法dǎfǎto play (a card); to make a move in a game
玩耍wánshuǎto play (as children do); to amuse oneself
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