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Traduções principais/Principal Translations
play viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (amuse oneself)  (divertir-se)brincar v int
 The children are playing.
 As crianças estão brincando.
play vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (sports, games)  (esporte, jogos)jogar vt
 Who'd like to play tennis?
 Quem gostaria de jogar tênis?
play vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (music: CD, etc.)  (música: CD, etc.)tocar vt
 I am playing the new CD on the stereo.
 Estou tocando o novo CD no som.
play vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (music: perform on)  (música: performance)tocar v int
 He plays the piano and the guitar.
 Ele toca piano e guitarra.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (performance)  (performance)peça sf
 I'd like to see a play for my birthday.
 Eu gostaria de assistir a uma peça no meu aniversário.
 
Traduções Adicionais/Additional Translations
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (drama)peça sf
 He wrote the play with specific actors in mind.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (recreation, activity)divertimento sm
  brincadeira sf
 You have no time for play when you run your own company.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (gambling)jogo sm
  aposta sf
 He acquired a lot of debts at play.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (movement, looseness)folga sf
 There's too much play between the wheel and the axle.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (turn)vez sf
 It's my play. Can I have the dice, please?
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (pun)trocadilho sm
  brincadeira sf
 It wasn't serious, just a play on words.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (conduct of a game)jogo sm
 It's a tournament in which you'll see top class play.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (movement of light)movimento sm
 They watched the play of the sunlight on the water.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (attention)atenção sf
 The double murder got a lot of play on the morning news.
play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (button)botão tocar loc sm
 Insert the CD and press play.
play viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (take part in)brincar v int
  tomar parte loc v int
 We'd like to play, too.
play viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (gamble)apostar v int
  jogar v int
 Minors are not allowed to play.
play viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (jest)brincar v int
 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)fingir v int
 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)fingir v int
 He's playing dead.
play viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be performed)estar apresentando loc v int
 What's playing tonight?
play viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (act)atuar v int
 He really knows how to play.
play viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (music: perform)tocar v int
 He loves the violin. He plays all day.
play vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (act)representar vt
 Who wants to play Lady Macbeth?
play vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (give a performance)apresentar vt
 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)apostar vt
 He likes to play the horses.
play vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (compete against)competir vt
 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)brincar vt
  bancar, fingir vt
 Let's play house.
play vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (direct light, water)  (dirigir a luz, água)jogar vt
 He played the spotlight on the entranceway.
play vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (music: perform)  (música)tocar vt
 Play another Beethoven sonata.
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Formas compostas
bring into play vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (involve, use)pôr em jogo
child's play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative ([sth] very easy)  (figurativo - algo muito fácil)moleza sf
  brincadeira de criança
 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)  (ficar envolvido)entrar em jogo loc v int
Easter Passion Play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (enactment of Christ's crucifixion)encenação da paixão de Cristo loc sf
fair play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sportsmanship, fairness)  (esportes)jogo limpo loc sm
 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)jogo desonesto loc sm
 The senator died in a car crash but foul play is suspected.
hand play nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sexual touching)toque sexual loc sm
in play de brincadeira
it's child's play é uma brincadeira de criança
long play record
long-play record
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(12-inch vinyl record)disco de vinil, disco LP loc sm
 I don't think you can find long play records any more.
play a part ter um papel
  representar um papel
play along cooperar
  fingir que concorda
play around brincar
play around with ter um caso com
   (popular)pegar uma mentira
play by ear tocar de ouvido
play down subestimar
play down the importance of tirar a importância de
play dumb fazer-se de desentendido
  dar uma de joão-sem-braço
play fair jogar limpo
play favorites ter favoritismos
play games jogar
  contar mentiras
play out esgotar-se, cansar-se
  representar
play safe jogar com segurança
  sem arriscar-se
play second fiddle tocar a segunda flauta
  fazer papel secundário
play the field   (namoro)sair com várias pessoas
play the fool fazer papel de bobo
play the game agir honestamente
play the part of fazer o papel de
play up   (máquina)funcionar mal
play with brincar com
play with fire brincar com fogo
play your cards jogar tuas cartas
play your part fazer a tua parte
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