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play viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (do [sth] for amusement) (zich vermaken)spelen onoverg.ww
 The children are playing.
play [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (music: perform) (muziek)spelen, uitvoeren overg.ww
 Play another Beethoven sonata.
play vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (music: perform on) (instrument)spelen, bespelen overg.ww
 He plays the piano and the guitar.
play [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (put on, listen to: music, a CD) (muziek, cd)afspelen overg.ww
 I am playing the new CD on the stereo.
play [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (take part in: a sport or game) (sport en spel)spelen overg.ww
 Who'd like to play tennis? Let's play hide-and-seek!
play [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (act the role of) (acteren, rol)spelen overg.ww
 Who wants to play Lady Macbeth?
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (performance)uitvoering nw de
  toneelstuk nw het
 I'd like to see a play for my birthday.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (recreational activity)spelen ww als nw, het
  spel nw het
 You have no time for play when you run your own company.
 
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play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (drama)toneelstuk nw het
 He wrote the play with specific actors in mind.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (gambling)spelen, gokken nw het
 He acquired a lot of debts at play.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (movement, looseness)speling nw de
 There's too much play between the wheel and the axle.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (game: turn)beurt nw de
 It's my play. Can I have the dice, please?
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (conduct of a game)spel nw het
 It's a tournament in which you'll see top class play.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (movement of light) (licht)speling nw de
 They watched the play of the sunlight on the water.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (attention)aandacht nw de
 The double murder got a lot of play on the morning news.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (button) (knop)play nw de
 Insert the CD and press play.
play viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (take part)meedoen onoverg.ww
 We'd like to play, too.
play viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (gamble)gokken onoverg.ww
 Minors are not allowed to play.
play viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (jest)dollen onoverg.ww
 I didn't mean it. I was only playing.
play viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (pretend)doen alsof
 She wasn't really injured; she was just playing.
play viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (feign)veinzen, spelen onoverg.ww
  doen alsof
 He's playing dead.
play viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be performed)spelen, draaien overg.ww
 What's playing tonight?
play viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (music: perform) (muziek: uitvoeren)spelen onoverg.ww
 He loves the violin. He plays all day.
play vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (give a performance)opvoeren overg.ww
 They're playing "Waiting for Godot" all week.
play vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (bet)wedden onoverg.ww
 He likes to play the horses.
play vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (compete against)het tegen iem. opnemen
  spelen tegen
 No one wants to play him because he never loses.
play vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (pretend)spelen overg. ww
 Let's play house.
play vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (direct light, water)richten overg.ww
 He played the spotlight on the entranceway.
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in play adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (ball: not out) (bal)in het spel bw
 The ball was in play when the winger crossed it for the centre forward to score.
in play adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (active)in dienst, actief bw
 Lowering the interest rate is among ideas that are still in play.
in play advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (as a joke)voor de grap bw
 The comment was made in play and not intended to offend anyone.
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)het is kinderspel frase
  (figuurlijk)een kind kan de was doen frase
 It's so easy to do -- it's child's play, really.
 Dat is makkelijk, het is kinderspel.
play a part v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (act) (film, theater)een rol spelen onoverg. uitdr.
 I'd like to play a part in the school musical, so I'm going to audition.
play a part in [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (participate)deelnemen aan, meedoen aan ww + vz
  (figuurlijk)een rol spelen onoverg. uitdr.
 This was a real community effort, nearly everyone here played a part in creating the newsletter.
play a part in [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be partly responsible)deels verantwoordelijk zijn onoverg. uitdr.
  (figuurlijk)een rol spelen onoverg. uitdr.
 Oliver's tendency to trust people too easily played a part in his downfall.
play along vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." informal, figurative (feign co-operation) (figuurlijk, inf.)het spelletje meespelen nw + ww
 I don't always do what my mother suggests, but I play along with her plans to make her happy.
play along vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (music: play accompaniment) (muziek)begeleiden onoverg.ww
 Joanna sang while Keith played along on the guitar.
play around vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." informal (experiment)uitproberen overg.ww
 I was just playing around to see if I could get the webcam to work.
play around vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." informal (be frivolous) (informeel)aanklooien, aankloten onoverg.ww
 Quit playing around and get back to work!
play around with [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] informal (tamper) (informeel)sollen met, knoeien met ww + vz
 Someone has been playing around with the projector and now it doesn't work.
play around with [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] informal (amuse yourself) (informeel)spelen met, dollen met ww + vz
 The dog was playing around with a stick he'd found on the ground.
play by ear vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (improvise)improviseren overg.ww
 What will we do tomorrow? Let's play it by ear.
play by ear vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." literal (music: not follow a score) (muziek)op het gehoor spelen frase
 I read music well, but I have a hard time playing by ear. He's amazing, he never learned to read music, he just plays by ear.
play down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal (minimize significance of)bagatelliseren, afzwakken overg.ww
 In my job interview I played down my previous failures and emphasized my successes.
play down the importance of [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (minimize significance of)het belang bagatelliseren van onoverg. uitdr.
 We are trying to play down the importance of standardized tests in our school.
play dumb v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (feign ignorance) (informeel)zich van de domme houden frase
 Phil played dumb when his dad asked him if he knew who had broken the window.
play fair viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (games: be sporting)eerlijk spelen bw + ww
 It's the referee's job to ensure that both teams play fair.
play fair viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." figurative (behave by the rules)zich aan de regels houden frase
 Hey, play fair! Take that ace out of your sleeve right now!
play favorites,
UK: play favourites
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
US (show partiality)voortrekken overg.ww
 My boss plays favorites; his buddies get the plum assignments, and the rest of us get the menial work.
play footsie with [sb],
play footsies with [sb]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
informal (collude with) (figuurlijk)onder één hoedje spelen onoverg.uitdr.
play games vtr + npl informal, figurative (be inconsistent) (figuurlijk, inf.)spelletjes spelen nw mv + ww
 I wish Derek would stop playing games and make a clear decision about what he intends to do.
play games vtr + npl (do sports, activities)sport beoefenen nw de + ww
  wedstrijden spelen nw mv+ww
 The children spent the afternoon playing games.
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)vertaling niet beschikbaar
 The train strike is playing havoc with my travel plans.
play [sth] out vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (enact)uitbeelden overg.ww
 The director made the actors play the scene out again with a slightly different emphasis.
play out vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (proceed to the end)aflopen, eindigen onoverg.ww
 Nobody knows how this little drama will play out.
play safe viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (avoid taking risks)op zeker spelen overg. uitdr.
  (anglicisme)op safe spelen overg. uitdr.
 The gymnast considered attempting the flip, but decided to play it safe and stick with the routine she knew well.
play second fiddle v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (be considered less important) (figuurlijk)in de schaduw staan van frase
  een ondergeschikte rol spelen frase
  (figuurlijk)de tweede viool spelen frase
 She always played second fiddle to her talented older sister.
play the field v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative, informal (have many relationships)veel relaties hebben onoverg. uitdr.
 Simon has gained a reputation for playing the field.
play the fool v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (behave in a silly way)de dwaas uithangen, de clown uithangen frase
 Bob enjoyed playing the fool in front of his grandchildren.
play the game v figurative (co-operate, conform)zich aan de regels houden frase
 No wonder he's a success, he really knows how to play the game.
play the hand you are dealt,
play the hand that you are dealt,
play the hand you're dealt
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative (work with what you have)vertaling niet beschikbaar
play the part of [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (act the role of)de rol spelen van onoverg. uitdr.
 Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman starred in "Casablanca", and Dooley Wilson played the part of Sam.
play up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." UK, informal (child: misbehave) (informeel)klieren onoverg.ww
  vervelend zijn bn+ww
  misdragen onoverg. ww
 The children got bored on the long journey and started playing up.
play up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." informal (appliance: malfunction)slecht functioneren, slecht werken bn + ww
 The washing machine suddenly started playing up.
play up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." US, informal (draw attention to)benadrukken, aanzetten overg.ww
 She always used heavy eyeliner to play up her blue eyes.
play with vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (tamper or fiddle with)spelen met ww + vz
  (informeel)hannesen met ww+vz
play with vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (child: amuse oneself with)spelen met ww + vz
play with fire v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (risk danger) (figuurlijk)met vuur spelen frase
 Computer users are playing with fire if they don't keep their anti-virus software up to date.
play your cards v informal, figurative (behave strategically) (informeel)spelen onoverg.ww
 If he plays his cards right, he could get to go to New York.
 Als hij het slim speelt kan hij naar New York vertrekken.
play your part v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (participate)zijn rol spelen, zijn aandeel leveren onoverg. uitdr.
  (figuurlijk)zijn steentje bijdragen onoverg. uitdr.
 Each of us needs to play our part to make the world a better place.
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