To serve or function as a substitute for another:
To deal lightly or carelessly (with); trifle; toy
To talk or say (something) at length or extravagantly.
To act as a spokesperson for.
To bring about (damage or destruction, for example):
(Slang) To play experimentally; toy:
To stake (an amount, for example) in a bet.
To meet accidentally or in opposition
To be sufficient for (a need, for example); fulfill:
(Intransitive) To deal with something as if it were of little importance or worth.
To engage in a sport or sports
To put fresh life into; refresh or restore in body or mind, esp. after work, by play, amusement, or relaxation
To remove from a port; to carry away.
To act the part of
To provide with a margin or border; be a margin to; border
Manipulate is defined as to move, arrange or control something in a skilled manner.
To tell or play jokes; jest.
To act in a playful or facetious manner.
To give a blow to; strike; knock
To perform for an audience:
To play computer or video games
To jump and skip about in play; frolic
To play a game of chance for stakes.
To speak or act facetiously; joke or fool.
The definition of frolic is to play or engage in lighthearted merriment.
(Slang) To rest idly; lounge.
To give a false appearance of:
To perform (a piece of music, a part in a play, etc.)
(Obs.) To give or assign as security for a debt, etc.
To represent or perform in or as in a play; act out
Dissemble is defined as to hide or be dishonest about your true motives, feelings or beliefs.
To give great joy or pleasure
To dabble is defined as to splash or dip in water, or to show a superficial interest in some hobby but never get seriously involved.
To contend is to believe something is a fact or to deal with a challenge.
The definition of cavort means to jump, dance or play in a happy way.
Carouse is defined as drinking a lot or having a noisy and fun time while drinking alcohol.
Amuse means keeping yourself or someone else occupied in a pleasant manner, usually by doing or letting someone do something enjoyable.
To have an exciting rhythmic quality
To play (music) on a stringed instrument in this way:
(Poker) To provide another with money in order to play.
To act as captain for (a bowling or curling team)
To give a false indication or appearance of; pretend; feign
(Theater) To give a performance; appear
(Slang) To win a race or game easily.
To give a false appearance of; feign:
To give pleasure to, now specif., sexually
To give a performance of; render or enact (a piece of music, a dramatic role, etc.)
To share in something:
To act in opposition
To expose to danger; chance; risk
To incur the risk of
To leave to chance; risk
To visualize; imagine:
To suppose is to assume something without conviction or to assume something without full understanding or knowledge.
To suppose; guess; think
(Archaic) To be a rival; compete (with)
To be displayed with fluctuating brightness:
To spout words
To dance the waltz.
To move or work laboriously:
To rub with a harsh, grating sound
To refuse to continue to work at (a factory, company, etc.) until certain demands are met
Sound is defined as to have a particular tone or seem a certain way.
To work a pump
To mouth is defined as to speak without sound or in an insincere manner.
To emit a hollow twanging sound.
To bend (something) into the shape of a bow.
To operate the pedals of.
To perform a function; work:
To leave (an organization, for example) suddenly or in violation of an agreement:
To engage in or perform (a dance).
(Archaic) To fill with joy; gladden.
(Informal) To converse or chat:
To give or cause (pain, wounds, etc.) by or as by striking; cause to be borne
To offer or circulate fraudulently; pass off:
To use for one’s own advantage.
To obtain by melting
To explain or tell the meaning of; to expound; to translate orally into intelligible or familiar language or terms; to decipher; to define; -- applied especially to language, but also to dreams, signs, conduct, mysteries, etc.; as, to interpret the Hebrew language to an Englishman; to interpret an Indian speech.
(Slang) To perform a sexual act upon; specif., to have sexual intercourse with
To bet; wager
To tinker is defined as to play around with something, or to try to change or fix it.
To dawdle or fritter (something) away
To toy, tinker, or mess:
To move about in a restless, nervous, or impatient way
A shimmering light; glimmer
The amount offered or proposed:
A distinctive, graceful, or artistic expression or arrangement of words:
A habitual practice, such as drug use.
Room or opportunity for freedom of action or thought; free play
Behavior characteristic of a rogue.
A habitual or customary action or way of doing something:
A too free, too familiar, or impertinent action or attitude
The definition of finesse is skillful, artful or diplomatic handling of something that might be difficult for others.
A setting in action or practicing; employment in the proper mode of activity; exertion; application; use.
The definition of a comedy is a play, film or book that is light, funny and generally has a happy ending or any entertainment or amusement that is funny.
The definition of burlesque refers to a performance or farce that depends on exaggeration or to comedy that depends upon exaggeration for its humor.
The definition of banter is a playful conversation.
(Usually plural) Operation; action.
Energetic action or movement; liveliness.
A pair of items or entities with mutually suitable characteristics.
(Countable) A separate part of a building, enclosed by walls, a floor and a ceiling. [from 15th c.] syn. transl.
A specific use to which something is put:
Theatrical plays of a particular kind or period:
Refreshment of one's mind or body after work through activity that amuses or stimulates; play.
The definition of a diversion is an activity, often pleasant, that takes you away from your normal activity, or a detour or alternative course.
The definition of a stratagem is a plan or scheme intended to outwit an opponent or achieve a purpose.
A way of spending spare time pleasantly; anything done for recreation or diversion, as a hobby
Casual romantic or sexual activity:
A motion or action of a person or group
A test to ascertain the qualifications of applicants, as for an athletic team or theatrical role.
Recreation or other activity for bringing this about
Pleasure; gratification; joy
Ease or facility of movement:
A region or place as determined by such measurement
The division of an organization that carries out the major planning and operating functions.
The act, fact, or process of exerting; active use of strength, power, etc.; exercise
To function; operate:
In a direct manner; directly
To sink down; hang or bend down
To think gloomily and persistently about something; be dejected.
To perform as a drag queen or drag king.
To sulk is to be aloof or withdrawn or to show signs of being in a bad temper.
To mourn or sorrow for:
(Logic) The major or minor term of a syllogism.
The definition of compete means to be in a contest or rivalry.
To struggle or compete; contend:
To hold in restraint; check:
To act or serve in place of another
A suitable setting or occasion:
The pleasure afforded by being entertained; amusement:
A restraining influence or action
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