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According to WordNet, the verb "play" has 35 sense(s).

202418421 engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion; "On weekends I play"; "The students all recreate alike".

202418686 be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children; "The kids were playing outside all day"; "I used to play with trucks as a little girl".

201072949 participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches".

201149470 put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game; "He is playing his cards close to his chest"; "The Democrats still have some cards to play before they will concede the electoral victory".

201719302 play a role or part; "Gielgud played Hamlet"; "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"; "She played the servant to her husband's master".

201722077 pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity; "Let's play like I am mommy"; "Play cowboy and Indians".

202722449 be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way; "This speech didn't play well with the American public"; "His remarks played to the suspicions of the committee".

201717169 cause to emit recorded audio or video; "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "I'll play you my favorite record"; "He never tires of playing that video".

202437465 behave carelessly or indifferently; "Play about with a young girl's affection".

201719921 perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'".

201726172 perform music on (a musical instrument); "He plays the flute"; "Can you play on this old recorder?".

201079480 contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary".

201629589 cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; "I cannot work a miracle"; "wreak havoc"; "bring comments"; "play a joke"; "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area".

202370650 act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome; "This factor played only a minor part in his decision"; "This development played into her hands"; "I played no role in your dismissal".

201138911 bet or wager (money); "He played $20 on the new horse"; "She plays the races".

201079873 employ in a game or in a specific position; "They played him on first base".

201377239 discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream; "play water from a hose"; "The fountains played all day".

201080064 use or move; "I had to play my queen".

202597601 behave in a certain way; "play safe"; "play it safe"; "play fair".

200013615 pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; "He acted the idiot"; "She plays deaf when the news are bad".

201163355 use to one's advantage; "She plays on her clients' emotions".

200075875 exhaust by allowing to pull on the line; "play a hooked fish".

200711932 consider not very seriously; "He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania".

201716882 be performed or presented for public viewing; "What's playing in the local movie theater?"; "`Cats' has been playing on Broadway for many years".

201586278 manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination; "She played nervously with her wedding ring"; "Don't fiddle with the screws"; "He played with the idea of running for the Senate".

201717436 emit recorded sound; "The tape was playing for hours"; "the stereo was playing Beethoven when I entered".

201725051 play on an instrument; "The band played all night long".

201155687 stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse".

201156115 make bets; "Play the races"; "play the casinos in Trouville".

200013328 engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; "They played games on their opponents"; "play the stock market"; "play with her feelings"; "toy with an idea".

201716619 perform on a certain location; "The prodigy played Carnegie Hall at the age of 16"; "She has been playing on Broadway for years".

201080691 shoot or hit in a particular manner; "She played a good backhand last night".

201903562 cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space; "The engine has a wheel that is playing in a rack".

201724459 replay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the third movement very beautifully".

201903385 move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly; "The spotlights played on the politicians".

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