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noun 
  1. Activity for amusement only, especially among the young
  2. A theatrical performance featuring actors.
  3. An individual's performance in a sport.
  4. A major move by a business.
  5. A geological formation that contains an accumulation or prospect of hydrocarbons or other resources.
  6. The amount of slackness in a drive chain or similar looped item.
  • No wonder the fanbelt is slipping: there"s too much in it.
    1. (turn-based games) An action carried out when it is one's turn to play.
verb 
  1. (intransitive): To act in a manner such that one has fun; to engage in activities expressly for the purpose of recreation.
    • 2001 February, Annabelle Sabloff, Reordering the Natural World, page 83, University of Toronto Press
    • : A youngster...listed some of the things his pet did not do: ...go on vacation, in the same way that he did with his friends, and so on.
    • 2003 November, Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont et al. (editors), Joining Society: Social Interaction and Learning in Adolescence and Youth, page 52, Cambridge University
    • : We had to play for an hour, so that meant that we didn't have time to and joke around.
      1. (intransitive): To produce music using a musical instrument.
    • I've practiced the piano off and on, and I still can't very well.
      1. (intransitive): To deal with a situation in a diplomatic manner.
      2. (transitive): To act in a performance as the indicated role.
    • He plays the King, and she's the Queen.
      1. (transitive): To participate in the game indicated.
    • football, sports
    • cards, poker
    • cat and mouse, games
    • house, doctor
      1. (transitive) (ergative): To produce music on the indicated musical instrument.
    • I'll the piano and you sing.
    • Can you an instrument?
      1. (transitive) (ergative): To produce music, the indicated song or style, with a musical instrument.
    • We especially like to jazz together.
    • Play a song for me.
    • Do you know how to Fí¼r Elise?
    • My son thinks he can music.
      1. (transitive) (ergative): To use a device to watch or listen to the indicated recording.
    • You can the DVD now.

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