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play viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (do [sth] for amusement)bawić się zwr. ndk.
  pobawić się zwr. dk.
 The children are playing.
 Dzieci bawią się.
play [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (perform on: a musical instrument)grać na czymś ndk. + przyim.
 He plays the piano and the guitar.
 On gra na pianinie i na gitarze.
play [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (music: perform)grać ndk.
  zagrać dk.
 Play another Beethoven sonata.
play [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (put on, listen to: music, a CD)odtwarzać ndk.
  odtworzyć dk.
  grać ndk.
  zagrać dk.
 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)grać w coś ndk. + przyim.
  zagrać w coś dk. + przyim.
  bawić się w coś zwr. ndk. + przyim.
  pobawić się w coś zwr. dk. + przyim.
 Who'd like to play tennis? Let's play hide-and-seek!
 Kto chce grać w tenisa?
 Kto chce zagrać w tenisa?
 Pobawmy się w chowanego!
play [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (act the role of)grać ndk.
  zagrać dk.
 Who wants to play Lady Macbeth?
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (performance)przedstawienie n
  sztuka ż
 I'd like to see a play for my birthday.
 Chciałbym zobaczyć przedstawienie na moje urodziny.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (drama)sztuka ż
 He wrote the play with specific actors in mind.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (recreational activity)zabawa ż
  rozrywka ż
 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. dated (gambling)hazard m
 He acquired a lot of debts at play.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (movement, looseness)luz m
 There's too much play between the wheel and the axle.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (game: turn)kolej ż
 It's my play. Can I have the dice, please?
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (conduct of a game)gra ż
 It's a tournament in which you'll see top class play.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (movement of light)gra ż
  migotanie n
 They watched the play of the sunlight on the water.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (attention)uwaga ż
 The double murder got a lot of play on the morning news.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (button)przycisk odtwarzania m + n
 Insert the CD and press play.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sport, game: move)zagranie n
 In a single amazing play, the baseball team got three outs.
play viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (take part)grać ndk.
  zagrać dk.
 We'd like to play, too.
play viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (gamble)uprawiać hazard ndk. + m
  grać ndk.
 Minors are not allowed to play.
play viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (jest)żartować ndk.
  zażartować dk.
 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)udawać ndk.
  udać dk.
 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)udawać ndk.
  udać dk.
 He's playing dead.
play viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be performed)grać ndk.
  zagrać dk.
 What's playing tonight?
 Co dziś grają?
play viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (music: perform)grać ndk.
 He loves the violin. He plays all day.
play [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (stage a performance of)grać ndk.
  zagrać dk.
 They're playing "Waiting for Godot" all week.
play [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (bet on)grać ndk.
  zagrać dk.
  obstawiać ndk.
  obstawić dk.
 He likes to play the horses.
 On lubi grać na wyścigach konnych.
play [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (compete against)grać z kimś ndk. + przyim.
  zagrać z kimś dk. + przyim.
 No one wants to play him because he never loses.
play [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (pretend)bawić się w coś zwrot zwr. ndk.
  pobawić się w coś zwrot zwr. dk.
 Let's play house.
 Pobawmy się w dom.
play [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (direct light, water)nakierowywać ndk.
  nakierować dk.
 He played the spotlight on the entranceway.
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bring into play vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (involve, use)wykorzystać dk.
child's play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative ([sth] very easy) (potoczny)łatwizna ż
 I finished the crossword puzzle very quickly; it was child's play.
fair play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sportsmanship, fairness)fair play
 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)nieuczciwa gra przym. + ż
  foul play
 The senator died in a car crash but foul play is suspected.
hand play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sexual touching)dotykanie n
 The couple were enjoying some hand play.
in play adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (ball: not out)tłumaczenie niedostępne
 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)tłumaczenie niedostępne
 Lowering the interest rate is among ideas that are still in 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)nic trudnego n + przym.
 It's so easy to do -- it's child's play, really.
long play record,
long-play record
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(12-inch vinyl record)płyta LP
 I don't think you can find long play records any more.
passion play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (drama depicting Christ's suffering)misterium męki Pańskiej wyr.
 Passion plays are traditionally staged at Easter.
play a CD v abbr (put on a compact disc)grać CD ndk.
  zagrać CD
play a part v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (act)mieć udział dk. + m
 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)mieć udział dk. + m
 This was a real community effort, nearly everyone here played a part in creating the newsletter.
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)mieć udział w B dk. +m + przyim.
 I would like to play a part in the concert arrangements.
play a role v (act a part)grać rolę ndk. + ż
  zagrać rolę dk. + ż
 Several Nixon loyalists played a role in the Watergate scandal.
play a role in [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] (act a part in)grać rolę w zwrot ndk.
  zagrać rolę w zwrot dk.
 My brother's playing a role in the new production of The Phantom of the Opera. My brother is playing a role in the new theatre production.
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)grać melodię ndk. + ż
  zagrać melodię dk. + ż
 Suzan taught me to play a tune on the piano.
play about 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 (behave in a frivolous way)wygłupiać się zwr. ndk.
 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." (respect the regulations: of game, sport)grać według zasad zwrot ndk.
  zagrać według zasad zwrot dk.
 Play the game according to the rules outlined below.
play according to the rules viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." figurative (behave fairly)grać według zasad zwrot ndk.
  zagrać według zasad zwrot dk.
 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)grać jeszcze raz
  zagrać jeszcze raz
 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)grać przeciwko ndk. + przyim.
  zagrać przeciwko dk. + przyim.
 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)grać przeciwko ndk. + przyim.
  zagrać przeciwko dk. + przyim.
 Every time I play against Tom, he beats me in every game.
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)udawać ndk.
 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)udawać ndk.
 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)bawić się ndk. + zaim.
 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)bawić się ndk. + zaim.
 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)bawić się z ndk. + zaim. + przyim.
  pobawić się z dk. + zaim.+ przyim.
 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)bawić się z ndk. + zaim. + przyim.
  pobawić się z dk. + zaim.+ przyim.
 The dog was playing around with a stick he'd found on the ground.
play at vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (pretend to)udawać ndk.
  udać dk.
 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)odtwarzać ndk.
  odtworzyć dk.
play ball with [sb] v literal (throw and catch a ball with [sb](dosłowny)grać w piłkę z
  (dosłowny)zagrać w piłkę z
play ball with [sb] v figurative (co-operate with [sb](przenośny)grać z kimś
  (przenośny)zagrać z kimś
 It's hard to play ball with her because she's really sneaky.
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)grać według fair play
 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)zachowywać się uczciwie
  zachować się uczciwie
 Some companies do not play by the rules, and try to get an unfair advantage over their competitors.
play dough nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (child's modelling clay)ciastolina ż
 The children made a lot of shapes out of play dough.
play [sth] 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)umniejszać ndk.
  umniejszać dk.
 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)umniejszać znaczenie czegoś ndk. + n
  umniejszyć znaczenie czegos dk. + n
 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)udawać głupiego ndk. + m
  udać głupiego dk. + m
 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)grać uczciwie ndk. + przys.
 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)grać uczciwie ndk. + przys.
 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)faworyzować ndk.
 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)dotykać swoimi stopami czyichś stóp pod stołem zwrot ndk.
play for vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (sport: represent, be on the side of)grać dla ndk. + przyim.
  pograć dla, zagrać dla dk. + przyim.
 David Beckham plays for his country.
play games vtr + npl informal, figurative (be inconsistent)grać w gry ndk. + przyim. + ż, l. mn.
 I wish Derek would stop playing games and make a clear decision about what he intends to do.
play God v figurative (make life-and-death decisions)udawać Boga ndk. + m
 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)mieszać, psuć ndk.
  pomieszać, zepsuć, popsuć dk.
 The train strike is playing havoc with my travel plans.
play hooky v US (play truant, be absent from school)wagarować ndk.
  powagarować dk.
 I regret having played hooky in high school.
play jazz v (make jazz music)grać jazz ndk. + m
  zagrać jazz dk. + m
play music v (make music, play an instrument)grać muzykę ndk. + ż
  zagrać muzykę dk. + ż
play music v (listen to recorded music)słuchać muzyki ndk. + ż
  posłuchać muzyki dk. + ż
play off vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (set against: [sth] else)ustawiać przeciwko
  ustawić przeciwko
 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)rozgrywać ndk.
  rozegrać dk.
 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)grać dalej ndk. + przys.
  pograć dalej dk. + przys.
play on vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (exploit, take advantage of)wykorzystywać ndk.
  wykorzystać dk.
 Many confidence tricksters play on the sympathy of their victims.
play on words nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (pun)gra słów ż + n, l.mn.
 It wasn't serious, just a play on words.
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)odgrywać ndk.
  odegrać dk.
 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)rozgrywać się, toczyć się zwr. ndk.
  rozegrać się zwr. dk.
 Nobody knows how this little drama will play out.
play Russian roulette v figurative (take a foolish risk)grać w rosyjską ruletę
  zagrać w rosyjską ruletę
 Drink driving is like playing Russian roulette.
play safe viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (avoid taking risks)być ostrożnym posił. + przym.
 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)grać drugie skrzypce ndk. + liczeb. + n, l.mn.
 She always played second fiddle to her talented older sister.
play sports v (participate in physical games)grać w sporty
play the drums v (music: be a drummer)grać na perkusji
  zagrać na perkusji
 Francisco plays the drums for the group Watchmen.
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)udawać głupiego ndk. + m
  udać głupiego dk. + m
 Bob enjoyed playing the fool in front of his grandchildren.
play the game v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (co-operate, conform)grać w grę zwrot ndk.
  zagrać w grę dk. + przyim. + ż
 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)tłumaczenie niedostępne
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)grać rolę ndk. + ż
  zagrać rolę dk. + ż
 Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman starred in "Casablanca", and Dooley Wilson played the part of Sam.
play the role v (act the part)grać rolę ndk. + ż
  zagrać rolę dk. + ż
play the violin v (music: be a violinist)grać na skrzypcach B ndk.+ przyim. + l.mn.
  zagrać na skrzypcach B dk. + przyim. + l.mn.
 He plays the violin in the orchestra.
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)przesadzać ndk.
  przesadzić dk.
 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)przesadzać ndk.
  przesadzić dk.
 The washing machine suddenly started playing up.
play [sth] up,
play up [sth]
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 [sth])przesadzać ndk.
  przesadzić dk.
 She always used heavy eyeliner to play up her blue eyes.
play upon vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (exploit, take advantage of)wykorzystywać ndk.
  wykorzystać dk.
play 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] (tamper or fiddle with)bawić się z ndk. + zaim. + przyim.
  pobawić się z zwrot dk.
 Beth was playing with one of her earrings nervously.
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)bawić się z ogniem ndk. + zaim. + przyim. +m
 Computer users are playing with fire if they don't keep their anti-virus software up to date.
play your cards v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal, figurative (behave strategically)grać swoją kartą ndk. + zaim. + ż
 If he plays his cards right, he could get to go to New York.
play your part v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (participate)grać swoją część ndk. + zaim. + ż
 Each of us needs to play our part to make the world a better place.
play-off nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (game or series of games played to break a tie)rozgrywka ż
 The Lakers didn't make it to the play-offs this year.
role play,
role playing
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(playacting, simulation)odgrywanie n
 “Today we'll be doing a role play exercise,” said the teacher.
shadow play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (silhouette puppet show)teatrzyk cieni m + m, l.mn.
triple play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (baseball: play that puts three people out)potrójna gra przym. + ż
 The batter hit into a triple play and the inning was over.
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