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play viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (do [sth] for amusement)遊ぶ 、 戯れる 自動
 The children are playing.
 子供達が遊んで(or: 戯れて)いる。
play [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (perform on: a musical instrument) (楽器)~を弾く 、~を演奏する 、~を奏でる 他動
 He plays the piano and the guitar.
 彼はピアノとギターを弾く。
play [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (put on, listen to: music, a CD) (CDなど音楽を)~をかける 、~を流す 他動
 I am playing the new CD on the stereo.
 私は今ステレオで新しいCDをかけている。
play [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (take part in: a sport or game) (スポーツ、競技、試合などを)~をする 、~をやる 他動
 Who'd like to play tennis? Let's play hide-and-seek!
 テニスをしたい人はいませんか? かくれんぼをしよう!
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (performance)劇 、 演劇 、 芝居 、 戯曲
 I'd like to see a play for my birthday.
 わたしの誕生日には劇(or: 演劇、芝居、戯曲)を見たいです。
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bring into play vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (involve, use)~を利用する、生かす、発揮する 他動
child's play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative ([sth] very easy)非常に簡単なこと
  (口語・比喩)朝飯前、屁のかっぱ
 I finished the crossword puzzle very quickly; it was child's play.
come into play viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (become involved)関与する、関わる 自動
 Tiredness comes into play near the end of a race.
Easter Passion Play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (enactment of Christ's crucifixion) (キリストの処刑の演劇)イースターパッションプレイ
 The world's most famous Easter Passion Play takes place in Oberammergau.
fair play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sportsmanship, fairness) (スポーツなど)フェアプレー、正々堂々とした戦いぶり
 The concept of fair play is very important in the Olympics. Technically I win by default, but in the spirit of fair play I'll reschedule the match.
foul play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (unfair or dishonest act)不正行為
 The senator died in a car crash but foul play is suspected.
hand play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sexual touching) (性的)まさぐり合うこと、ペッティング
 The couple were enjoying some hand play.
it's child's play exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (it's extremely easy)朝飯前、ぞうさない、たやすい、歯ごたえがない
 It's so easy to do -- it's child's play, really.
 それはとても簡単なことだよ、本当にたやすいね。
it's child's play 非常に簡単だ。/朝飯前だ。
long play record,
long-play record
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(12-inch vinyl record)LPレコード
 I don't think you can find long play records any more.
 もうLPレコードを見つけるのは難しいと思う。
passion play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (drama depicting Christ's suffering) (演劇)キリスト受難劇
 Passion Plays are traditionally staged at Easter.
play a CD v abbr (put on a compact disc)CDを再生する[かける]
play a part  (活動などに)関与する、参加する
  貢献する、一役買う、役割を果たす
  役を演じる
play a part in vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (contribute to, be partly responsible for)~に関与する 他動
 I would like to play a part in the concert arrangements.
play a role v (act a part)役割[任務]を果たす
 Several Nixon loyalists played a role in the Watergate scandal.
play a role in vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (act a part in)~で役割を果たす、~の一翼を担う 他動
 Domestic violence plays a role in the destruction of many families.
play a tune v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (music: perform a melody) (音楽)1曲演奏する
 Suzan taught me to play a tune on the piano.
play about viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (behave in a silly way)遊びまわる、ブラブラする 自動
 Since we have a lot of work to do, there isn't any time to play about.
play according to the rules viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." literal (respect the regulations: of game, sport) (スポーツなど)規則にしたがって戦う、正々堂々と戦う
play according to the rules viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." figurative (behave fairly)公平[公正]な態度を取る
 It's best to play according to the rules if you want to get on at work.
play again vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (live music: perform again) (音楽)~を再演奏する 他動
 My wife really likes that tune, so I'm going to ask the band to play it again before we leave.
play again vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (recorded music: put on again) (音楽・CDなど)~をもう一度かける[再生する] 他動
 Even though the CD is really old, the kids want to play it again and again.
play against vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (have as an opponent)~を相手にする 他動
 Every time I play against Tom, he beats me in every game.
play along 協力する
  楽しくやる
play area nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (designated zone for children's play)遊び場
 The children have a play area well away from the main road.
play at vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (pretend to) (遊び)~ごっこをする 他動
 The children are playing at doctors and nurses.
play back vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (replay)(録音・録画)を再生する 他動
play ball vtr + n (throw, catch a ball)キャッチボールをする 他動
 Shall we play ball in the park?
play ball with [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (throw, catch a ball with [sb])キャッチボールで遊ぶ 自動
 My son often plays ball with the boy from next door.
play ball vtr + n figurative (co-operate)~と協力[協調、提携、連携]する 他動
 The deal's off - John won't play ball.
play ball with [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (co-operate with [sb](比喩)~と協力する 自動
 The company needs smart people who can play ball with our software development team.
play button nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (control pressed to [sth] start)再生ボタン
 The slide show is all set up for you to use; just press the play button when you're ready to start.
play by the rules viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." literal (sport: play fairly and legally) (スポーツなど)正々堂々と戦う 自動
 The problem with John is he doesn't play by the rules.
play by the rules viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." figurative (behave fairly)公平[公正]な態度を取る
 Some companies do not play by the rules, and try to get an unfair advantage over their competitors.
play dirty v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal, figurative (use unfair or dishonest tactics)不公平〔or:不誠実〕な事をする 自動
 If he continues to play dirty, they will disqualify him from the match.
play dough nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (child's modelling clay)粘土
 The children made a lot of shapes out of play dough.
play down ~を軽く扱う、軽視する 他動
  ~をもみ消す 他動
play down the importance of ~の重要性を軽視する
play dumb 黙っている、とぼける、しらばっくれる
play favorites えこひいきする
play fetch vtr + n informal (dog: retrieve a thrown ball) (口語)(犬が)投げたボールを持ってくる 他動
 Try playing fetch with your dog every morning.
play for vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (sport: represent, be on the side of) (スポーツ)~を代表して戦う、~の代表選手である 他動
 David Beckham plays for his country.
play God v figurative (make life-and-death decisions)我が物顔で振舞う
 Some people say medical advancement mean doctors are playing God with our lives.
play havoc with [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (bring chaos to)~をめちゃめちゃにする 他動
 The train strike is playing havoc with my travel plans.
play hooky v US (play truant, be absent from school)ズル休みをする、サボる
 I regret having played hooky in high school.
play jazz v (make jazz music) (音楽)ジャズを演奏する
play mat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (floor covering)床に敷くマット
play music v (make music, play an instrument) (音楽)音楽を演奏する、演奏する
play music v (listen to recorded music)音楽をかける、音楽を聴く
play off vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (set against: [sth] else)~と対峙させる、~に対立させる、~と張り合わせる 他動
 The capricious girl played off one suitor against the other.
play off viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (sport: resolve a tied score) (スポーツ)(引き分け後に)プレーオフをする、再試合する、優勝決定戦をする 自動
 The two teams will play off for the division title.
play on viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (continue to make music) (音楽)演奏を続ける
play on vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (exploit, take advantage of)~につけこむ、~を利用する 他動
 Many confidence tricksters play on the sympathy of their victims.
play on words nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (pun)語呂合わせ、しゃれ
 It wasn't serious, just a play on words.
play Russian roulette v figurative (take a foolish risk)危険な賭けをする
 Drink driving is like playing Russian roulette.
play second fiddle 脇役を務める
play sports v (participate in physical games)スポーツする、運動する
play tag v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (children: chase one another) (子供の遊び)追いかけっこ 自動
play the drums v (music: be a drummer) (音楽)ドラムを演奏する[たたく]
 Francisco plays the drums for the group Watchmen.
play the role v (act the part)役割[任務]を果たす
play the violin v (music: be a violinist) (音楽)バイオリンを弾く
 He plays the violin in the orchestra.
play truant v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be absent from school without permission)無断欠席する、ずる休みをする 自動
play up ~を重視する 他動
  ~を強調する、誇張する 他動
  ~を怒らせる、苛立たせる
play upon vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (exploit, take advantage of)~につけこむ、~を利用する 他動
play with ~で遊ぶ
  ~と遊ぶ
  ~をもてあそぶ、おもちゃにする
  ~と試合する
play with fire 火遊びする
play your cards 物事を処理する
注釈: play one's cards
play your part 自分の役目を果たす
注釈: play one's part
play-off nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (game or series of games played to break a tie) (スポーツ)(引き分け後の)延長戦、再試合
  プレーオフ、王座決定戦、優勝決定戦
 The Lakers didn't make it to the play-offs this year.
Plug and Play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (computing: automatic installation) (コンピューター)自動接続
power play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (move aimed at taking control)権力闘争
problem play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (theatre: social drama) (劇場)問題劇
注釈: 社会に関する劇
random play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (music player: shuffle setting)ランダム再生
 I changed the setting on the music player to random play.
role play,
role playing
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(playacting, simulation)役割演技、役割を演じること、ロールプレーイング、ロールプレイ
 “Today we'll be doing a role play exercise,” said the teacher.
school play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (performance put on by schoolchildren)学校の劇
shadow play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (silhouette puppet show)影絵芝居
state of play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (current situation)現状
street play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (theatre performed in a public place)大道芸、ストリートプレイ
team play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (social or bonding activities for colleagues)チームプレー
triple play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (baseball: play that puts three people out) (野球)トリプルプレー、三重殺
 The batter hit into a triple play and the inning was over.
Two can play that game,
Two can play at that game
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
figurative (intention to retaliate)その手でくるならこちらにも手があるぞ、下手な真似をすればただではすまさないぞ
 Two can play that game; if John refuses to help me, then I can refuse to help him!
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