Play synonyms

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A source of enjoyment or delight:
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(Countable) A particular instance of playing a game; match.
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An object of mockery, jest, or play:
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(Military) A tactic used to draw attention away from the real threat or action.
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(Music) The release following musical tension.
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(Archaic) Good luck; good fortune; prosperity.
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The state of being sportive
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The definition of a piece is a part of a whole.
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The definition of a musical is a play where the characters sing and dance.
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Bow means to bend one's head or body in respect or recognition or to yield to someone's authority.
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To drop or throw heavily (onto or into something) so that it makes a sound
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(Uncountable) The condition of enjoying anything.
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Affectedly dramatic gestures or behavior; histrionics.
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The definition of an exhibition is a large public showing or display of art, products or athletic skills.
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Device made of wood or paper, at the tip coated with chemicals that ignite with the friction of being dragged (struck) against a rough dry surface.
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To speak in fun; be facetious:
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(Idiomatic) To deceive, to lie about one's intentions
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(Intransitive) To sound by percussion, with blows, or as if with blows.
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(Informal) To move with self-assuredness or indifference:
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The definition of fun is something that brings pleasure, joy or playfulness.
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To enter into, or be in, rivalry; contend; vie
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An activity that provides such refreshment.
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To produce music
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A performance of a play before its official opening, as to test audience reaction
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The state or quality of being active; nimbleness; agility; vigorous action or operation; energy; active force; as, an increasing variety of human activities.
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Movement is defined as changing locations or positions, a group of people with a shared aim or a development or change that occurs.
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Working is defined as the process or action of completing a task.
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(Obsolete) To draw back; to retract.
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Carouse is defined as drinking a lot or having a noisy and fun time while drinking alcohol.
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(Intransitive) To be very happy, be delighted, exult; to feel joy. [from 14th c.]
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(Idiomatic) To enjoy oneself.
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To amuse oneself
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(Idiomatic) To play or fiddle; to clown; to do nothing of importance or consequence.
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To move in a playful, lively manner
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To move rhythmically usually to music, using prescribed or improvised steps and gestures.
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To run or advance in a rapid or easy manner.
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To gambol
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To gambol
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To move from side to side, or fidget annoyingly. Usually as a result of being nervous.
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Caper means to skip in a playful manner.
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(Idiomatic) To exhibit the best attributes of something.
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To gambol
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(Idiomatic) To behave in a foolish or comical manner.
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(Idiomatic) To act or behave; especially to misbehave so as to attract attention.
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To do something; to execute.
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(Intransitive) To perform a work or labour; to exert power or strength, physical or mechanical; to act.
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Followed by with. General use, said of either fellow employees or instruments or clients.
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To use the fingers in a certain way or sequence on a musical instrument
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Pedal is to use your foot or leg power to power something, or to press on something that provides power.
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To make light metallic sounds, as those of a small bell.
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To convey or transport (something) by means of pipes.
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To peep; to look narrowly.
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Full of gaiety or high spirits; playful; merry
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The behavior or an act of a rogue
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To amuse oneself
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To leap about; prance or caper
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To caress or rub with the mouth or lips
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To invest (money) repeatedly or persistently in something.
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To touch or handle something in a nervous way:
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(Medicine) To examine with the instrument called a sound, or by auscultation or percussion.
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To rub over the surface of with something rough or sharp
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To produce a sharp vibrating sound, like a tense string pulled and suddenly let go.
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(Slang) To eat or drink very quickly.
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(Intransitive) To thud or pound.
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To excite the surface nerves of, as by touching or stroking lightly with the finger, a feather, etc., in a way that causes involuntary twitching, a pleasant tingling, laughter, etc.
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To discharge a liquid or other substance continuously or in spurts:
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To move with a quick, light, wavering motion
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(Now Rare) To represent in the form of a person; personify; embody
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To represent, depict, or interpret in the manner indicated
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To portray by mimicry or action of any kind; to act the part or character of; to personate; as, to represent Hamlet.
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The definition of participate is to take part in an activity.
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To draw into; involve
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(Archaic) To try to equal or surpass; compete with
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To form a mental image of something; to envision or create something in one's mind.
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To imagine; to believe; to receive as true.
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To call to mind; remember:
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Chance means to happen by luck or fortune.
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Risk is defined as to expose someone or something to a dangerous situation.
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To risk (something); to venture to incur, or bring on.
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To mourn is to feel or show intensive grief or sadness, usually as a result of a loss.
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To cause sorrow or distress to.
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To express ill humor or offense by remaining sullenly silent or withdrawn.
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To cause to trail along a surface, especially the ground:
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To pass in gloom, dullness, etc.
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To bend or hang downward:
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Admission into service; service.
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The quality of being dramatic
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A formal exhibition or presentation before an audience, as a play, musical program, etc.; show
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A display; a manifestation:
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To play the part of; assume the dramatic role of:
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To contend; struggle (with or against)
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To make oneself appear to do or be doing something; to engage in make-believe.
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To risk (something) for potential gain.
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Fond of eating, drinking, and good company; sociable; jovial
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Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.
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The definition of frivolous is something that has little value or importance or is silly or trivial.
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Of or like an imp; mischievous
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Given to jest; habitually jolly
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Joking; humorous; full of fun
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The definition of jovial is defined as someone who is happy and cheerful.
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Of or pertaining to games of chance.
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The definition of playful is a lively and fun person or thing, or something said or done in a joking way.
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Playfully mischievous:
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Done in fun or play, not in earnest
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A series or number of fast-moving, exciting, or dangerous events, especially in a movie:
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(Uncountable) Entertainment
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A strategic maneuver that uses some clever means to avoid detection or capture
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Good-natured teasing, ridicule, or joking
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A variety adult entertainment show, usually including titillation such as striptease, most common from the 1880s to the 1930s.
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The writing, acting, or theoretical principles of this kind of drama
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A sexual relationship, not serious but often illicit.
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Frolicsome diversion.
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The thing at which one is employed; work; occupation; profession; job
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The active use or application of something:
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The definition of a farce is something that is intended to be seen as ridiculous, particularly a comedy based on an unlikely situation.
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A stratagem in which one appears to decline an advantage.
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Plural form of gambol
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A playful remark; a witticism or joke.
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(Countable) A jocose utterance.
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Joking, humorous remarks or behaviour.
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The ability to exercise the rights enumerated by a constitution or available or under natural law.
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A skillful or cunning action undertaken to gain an end:
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(Countable) A drama abounding in romantic sentiment and agonizing situations, with a musical accompaniment only in parts which are especially thrilling or pathetic. In opera, a passage in which the orchestra plays a somewhat descriptive accompaniment, while the actor speaks; as, the melodrama in the grave digging scene of Beethoven's "Fidelio".
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(Obs.) Something that amuses or entertains
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That which amuses, and serves to make time pass agreeably; sport; amusement; diversion; games.
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The quality of being playful.
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The condition of being skilled through repeated exercise:
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Scope is range of understanding, thought or action.
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A scheme or maneuver designed to achieve an objective, as in surprising an enemy or deceiving someone.
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A basic dance step in which a pair link hands and turn round together in a circle.
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The act of one who toys.
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The act of one who twiddles.
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Constant, continued, customary, or habitual employment, practice, or exercise, or an instance of this; custom; habit; practice; wont
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To keep pleasantly or enjoyably occupied or interested; entertain
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To strive in competition; vie
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To play in water, as with the hands
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To consider or occupy oneself with something in a careless or unserious fashion; toy.
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To give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please highly.
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To disguise or conceal one's real nature, motives, or feelings behind a false appearance.
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To enact is defined as to make into a law or to act out.
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To execute is defined as to carry out, perform or put to death.
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To make a false copy or version of; to counterfeit.
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To flirt is defined as to behave in a way to be romantically appealing to someone or to dabble with an idea or with participating in something, but not commit.
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To fall or drop in this way
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(UK, regional) to do a forward roll
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To offer in good faith; pledge:
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(Baseball) To get (a specified result) while batting the ball
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To manage or control artfully or by shrewd use of influence, often in an unfair or fraudulent way
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To enter, place, or summarize in the margin of a page or sheet
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To attempt to stop the progression of; to resist or antagonize by physical means, or by arguments, etc.; to contend against; to confront; to resist; to withstand.
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To gesture without speaking.
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To assume the character or appearance of, especially fraudulently; impersonate.
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To portray is to depict or describe something or someone in a certain way.
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To occupy living quarters; have lodgings; lodge
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To have or take on the external appearance of; look or act like
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To disregard, miss or omit part of a continuation (some item or stage).
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To provide with money; finance:
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To play (a stringed musical instrument) by stroking or brushing the strings:
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(Music) To play (a stringed instrument) idly or monotonously:
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Toy means to play with or tease.
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Trifle is defined as to treat someone without respect, or to waste time playing or doing silly and frivolous things.
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(Intransitive) To play with anything; hence, to be busy about trifles.
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To bet something; to put it up as collateral
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To waste or squander, especially in pleasure (often with away).
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(Mathematics) The first or last term of a ratio or a series.
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To manage or regulate the business or affairs of; be in charge of:
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To observe over a period of time; to notice or pay attention.
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(Intransitive) To pay attention to a sound or speech.
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(Reflexive) To enjoy or entertain oneself.
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(Intransitive) To wiggle or twitch; to move around nervously or idly.
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To fool is defined as to trick or lie to.
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To play, fiddle, trifle, or tamper with something:
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To spend (time) doing minor or unimportant activities:
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To fuss or putter aimlessly or uselessly
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To stake (money, etc.) in a bet
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To put or set in order or readiness for use:
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(Chiefly Brit., Informal) Used as a substitute verb after a modal auxiliary or a form of have in a perfect tense
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To behave in an overdramatic or artificial manner.
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To have or show one's own understanding of the meaning of; construe
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(Music) To perform an interpretation of (a musical piece, for example).
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To print or broadcast in the media.
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To make use of; turn to account; utilize productively
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(Intransitive) to be an inconvenience
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To deal or deliver (a blow, for example).
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To go to see or spend time with (someone); call on socially:
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To cause, inflict or let out, especially if causing harm or injury.
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The capacity of being usable; relevance:
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Exertion is defined as physical or mental effort, or to the use of force or influence.
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(Electronics) A result of implementing something; a finished product, system or device.
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(Mathematics) A process or action, such as addition, substitution, transposition, or differentiation, performed in a specified sequence and in accordance with specific rules.
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The act, way, or extent of using or treating; treatment; use
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(American) Alternative spelling of utilisation.
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Ample scope:
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Celestial latitude.
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The condition of not being constrained or restricted in a specific aspect of life by a government or other power:
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To touch a person or thing
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Present participle of gamble.
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To play the part of
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To use in place of something else, with the same function.
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To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
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In a straight line or direction; unswervingly
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(US) Again; another time; once more; over again.
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Present participle of will.
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The act of putting into play
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A role or purpose; a station.
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(Uncountable) control or caution; reserve
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Ease of or space for movement
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Fighting with a sword
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The act or practice of playing computer or video games
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activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules
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A momentary shock or scare:
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UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand spelling of maneuver.
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An earnest effort to win or attain something:
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A relaxed state regarding principles or accuracy.
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a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
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The definition of an unsteady light or reflection is an example of a shimmer.
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(Idiomatic) the absence of constraints; freedom to make decisions
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(in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
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(in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
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pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
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Meet is defined as to come face to face with, be there when someone or something arrives, or to be introduced.
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To meet (someone) or find (something) unexpectedly.
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(Idiomatic) To attempt to fight or compete.
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To practice masturbation upon.
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To lead or force into a specified state, situation, or location:
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(Idiomatic) To tend to produce or result in.
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perform on a stage or theater
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To pretend; make believe
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Spiel is defined as to give a long-winded speech about why people should do something.
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The quality or degree of being tight
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(Intransitive) To enjoy oneself in a jolly and festive manner.
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(Intransitive) To react to a sudden, often unexpected, stimulus (such as a sharp prick or a loud sound) by jerking the body violently.
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