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Engelsk navneord: play

1. play (om kommunikation) a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)drama, dramatic play


Mindre specifikke termerdramatic composition, dramatic work


Mere specifikke termerGrand Guignol, miracle play, morality play, mystery play, Passion play, playlet, satyr play, theater of the absurd


Omfatter disse specifikke termeract, stage direction


Overordnet emneområdedrama

2. play (om kommunikation) a theatrical performance of a drama


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe play lasted two hours.


Mindre specifikke termershow


Mere specifikke termercurtain raiser, musical, musical comedy, musical theater

3. play (om handling) a preset plan of action in team sports


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe coach drew up the plays for her team.


Mindre specifikke termerplan of action


Mere specifikke termerbasketball play, football play, knock on, power play, razmataz, razzle, razzle-dazzle, razzmatazz

4. play (om handling) a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe made a great maneuver.
The runner was out on a play by the shortstop.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)maneuver, manoeuvre


Mindre specifikke termermotion, move, movement


Mere specifikke termerassist, ball hawking, baseball play, blitz, completion, figure, footwork, icing, icing the puck, jugglery, linebacker blitzing, mousetrap, obstruction, pass completion, safety blitz, shot, stroke, takeaway, trap play


Omfatter disse overordnede termerathletic game

5. play (om tilstand) a state in which action is feasible


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe ball was still in play.
Insiders said the company's stock was in play.


Mindre specifikke termeraction, activeness, activity

6. play (om handling) utilization or exercise


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe play of the imagination.


Mindre specifikke termeremployment, exercise, usage, use, utilisation, utilization

7. play (om handling) an attempt to get something


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey made a futile play for power.
He made a bid to gain attention.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)bid


Mindre specifikke termerattempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

8. play (om handling) activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningFreud believed in the utility of play to a small child.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)child's play


Mindre specifikke termerdiversion, recreation


Mere specifikke termerdoctor, fireman, house

9. play (om tid) (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningRain stopped play in the 4th inning.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)period of play, playing period


Mindre specifikke termeramount, measure, quantity


Mere specifikke termergolf hole, hole, set


Omfatter disse specifikke termerbout, chukka, chukker, final period, first period, frame, half, inning, over, period, quarter, round, second period, turn


Omfatter disse overordnede termerathletic game


Overordnet emneområdegame

10. play (om tilstand) the removal of constraints


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe gave free rein to his impulses.
They gave full play to the artist's talent.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)free rein


Mindre specifikke termerfreedom

11. play (om begivenhed) a weak and tremulous light


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers.
The play of light on the water.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)shimmer


Mindre specifikke termeralteration, change, modification

12. play (om kommunikation) verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe became a figure of fun.
He said it in sport.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)fun, sport


Mindre specifikke termerhumor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness


Mere specifikke termerclowning, comedy, drollery, funniness, jocosity, jocularity, paronomasia, pun, punning, waggery, waggishness, wordplay

13. play (om egenskab) movement or space for movement


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThere was too much play in the steering wheel.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)looseness


Mindre specifikke termermovability, movableness


Mere specifikke termerslack, slackness, wiggliness


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)tautness, tightness

14. play (om handling) gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningIt was all done in play.
Their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)caper, frolic, gambol, romp


Mindre specifikke termerdiversion, recreation


Mere specifikke termercoquetry, craziness, dalliance, flirt, flirtation, flirting, folly, foolery, game, horseplay, indulgence, lunacy, teasing, tomfoolery, toying, word play

15. play (om handling) (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningIt is my turn.
It is still my play.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)turn


Mindre specifikke termeractivity


Mere specifikke termerat-bat, attack, bat, down, innings, lead, move, ruff, start, starting, trick, trumping


Overordnet emneområdegame

16. play (om handling) the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis gambling cost him a fortune.
There was heavy play at the blackjack table.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)gambling, gaming


Mindre specifikke termerdiversion, recreation, vice


Mere specifikke termerbet, gambling game, game of chance, sporting life, throw, wager

17. play (om handling) the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)swordplay


Mindre specifikke termeraction


Mere specifikke termerfencing


Engelsk udsagnsord: play

1. play (om konkurrence) participate in games or sport


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWe played hockey all afternoon.
Play cards.
Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termercompete, contend, vie


Mere specifikke termerace, backstop, bandy, bid, bowl, bully off, call, catch, complete, cradle, cricket, croquet, curl, develop, develop, die, exit, face off, field, foul, fullback, fumble, gamble, golf, line up, misplay, nail, play out, put out, putt, quarterback, replay, revoke, seesaw, snooker, start, tee off, teeter-totter, teetertotter, unblock, volley, walk


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningencounter, meet, play, take on

2. play (om adfærd) act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThis factor played only a minor part in his decision.
This development played into her hands.
I played no role in your dismissal.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Mindre specifikke termeract, move


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningplay

3. play (om tilvejebringelse) play on an instrument


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe band played all night long.


Eksempler på anvendelseSam and Sue play


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Mindre specifikke termerperform


Mere specifikke termeraccompany, bow, busk, follow, play along, sound off, strike up, swing, symphonise, symphonize


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningplay, play, spiel


Overordnet emneområdemusic

4. play (om tilvejebringelse) play a role or part


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningGielgud played Hamlet.
She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role.
She played the servant to her husband's master.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)act, represent


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Mindre specifikke termerre-create


Mere specifikke termeract out, act out, emote, enact, impersonate, make, make believe, parody, portray, pretend, reenact, support


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningact, act, act as, play, play, play, playact, roleplay


Overordnet emneområdeperforming arts

5. play (om adfærd) be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe kids were playing outside all day.
I used to play with trucks as a little girl.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s


Mindre specifikke termeract


Mere specifikke termerarse around, cavort, dabble, disport, fool, fool around, frisk, frolic, gambol, horse around, lark, lark about, paddle, rollick, romp, roughhouse, run around, skylark, splash around, sport


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningplay, recreate

6. play (om tilvejebringelse) replay (as a melody)


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningPlay it again, Sam.
She played the third movement very beautifully.


Eksempler på anvendelseThey will play the duet


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)spiel


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerre-create


Mere specifikke termerbang out, bugle, fiddle, jazz, misplay, modulate, prelude, rag, recapitulate, repeat, replay, reprise, reprize, riff, slur, tongue


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningplay

7. play (om tilvejebringelse) perform music on (a musical instrument)


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe plays the flute.
Can you play on this old recorder?.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termersound


Mere specifikke termerbeat, chord, clarion, drum, fiddle, harp, pipe, register, skirl, trumpet, tweedle


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningplay


Overordnet emneområdemusic, music

8. play (i anatomi) pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe acted the idiot.
She plays deaf when the news are bad.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)act, act as


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody


Mindre specifikke termeract, behave, do


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningact, act, behave, do, play, represent

9. play (om bevægelse) move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe spotlights played on the politicians.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething is ----ing PP


Mindre specifikke termergo, locomote, move, travel

10. play (om konkurrence) bet or wager (money)


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe played $20 on the new horse.
She plays the races.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termergamble


Mere specifikke termerunderplay


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningplay

11. play (om adfærd) engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningOn weekends I play.
The students all recreate alike.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)recreate


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningplay

12. play (om tilvejebringelse) pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningLet's play like I am mommy.
Play cowboy and Indians.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Mindre specifikke termerassume, feign, sham, simulate


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningact, play, represent

13. play (om tilvejebringelse) emit recorded sound


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe tape was playing for hours.
The stereo was playing Beethoven when I entered.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s.
Something ----s something


Mindre specifikke termersound


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningplay, run

14. play (om tilvejebringelse) perform on a certain location


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe prodigy played Carnegie Hall at the age of 16.
She has been playing on Broadway for years.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerperform


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningact, play, playact, roleplay


Overordnet emneområdeperforming arts

15. play (om konkurrence) put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe is playing his cards close to his chest.
The Democrats still have some cards to play before they will concede the electoral victory.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerdeploy


Mere specifikke termercover, declare, pitch


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningplay, play

16. play (i anatomi) engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey played games on their opponents.
Play the stock market.
Play with her feelings.
Toy with an idea.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)toy


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termeract, behave, do

17. play (om adfærd) behave in a certain way


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningPlay safe.
Play it safe.
Play fair.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Something ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s Adjective


Mindre specifikke termeract, move


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningplay

18. play (om tilvejebringelse) cause to emit recorded audio or video


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey ran the tapes over and over again.
I'll play you my favorite record.
He never tires of playing that video.


Eksempler på anvendelseSam and Sue play the movie


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)run


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningexecute, play, run, run

19. play (om relation) manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe played nervously with her wedding ring.
Don't fiddle with the screws.
He played with the idea of running for the Senate.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)diddle, fiddle, toy


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s PP


Mindre specifikke termermanipulate


Mere specifikke termerput out, retire

20. play (om forbrug, indtagelse el. anvendelse) use to one's advantage


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe plays on her clients' emotions.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s PP


Mindre specifikke termerexploit, work

21. play (om erkendelse) consider not very seriously


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe is trifling with her.
She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania.


Eksempler på anvendelseSam wants to play with Sue


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)dally, trifle


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s PP


Mindre specifikke termerconsider, deal, look at, take


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningdally, flirt, play, toy

22. play (om tilstand) be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThis speech didn't play well with the American public.
His remarks played to the suspicions of the committee.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s

23. play (om adfærd) behave carelessly or indifferently


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningPlay about with a young girl's affection.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)dally, flirt, toy


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Mindre specifikke termeract, move


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningdally, play, trifle

24. play (om bevægelse) cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe engine has a wheel that is playing in a rack.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerdisplace, move

25. play (om tilvejebringelse) perform on a stage or theater


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe acts in this play.
He acted in `Julius Caesar'.
I played in `A Christmas Carol'.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)act, playact, roleplay


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s


Mindre specifikke termerperform


Mere specifikke termerham, ham it up, mime, overact, overplay, pantomime, stooge, underact, underplay


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningact, act, play, play, play, represent


Overordnet emneområdedramatic art, dramatics, dramaturgy, theater, theatre

26. play (om tilvejebringelse) be performed or presented for public viewing


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWhat's playing in the local movie theater?.
`Cats' has been playing on Broadway for many years.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Mere specifikke termerdebut


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningact, play, playact, roleplay


Overordnet emneområdeperforming arts

27. play (om tilvejebringelse) cause to happen or to occur as a consequence


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI cannot work a miracle.
Wreak havoc.
Bring comments.
Play a joke.
The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)bring, make for, work, wreak


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Mindre specifikke termercreate, make


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningact, work

28. play (om relation) discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningPlay water from a hose.
The fountains played all day.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerdischarge

29. play (om konkurrence) make bets


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningPlay the races.
Play the casinos in Trouville.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerbet, play, wager


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningbet, play, play, wager

30. play (om konkurrence) stake on the outcome of an issue


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI bet $100 on that new horse.
She played all her money on the dark horse.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)bet, wager


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termergamble


Mere specifikke termerback, bet on, gage, game, play, punt, raise, see, stake


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningplay

31. play (om konkurrence) shoot or hit in a particular manner


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe played a good backhand last night.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerhit


Mere specifikke termerhook


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningencounter, meet, play, take on

32. play (om konkurrence) use or move


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI had to play my queen.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerapply, employ, use, utilise, utilize


Mere specifikke termerpromote


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningencounter, meet, play, play, take on

33. play (om konkurrence) employ in a game or in a specific position


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey played him on first base.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody


Mindre specifikke termerapply, employ, use, utilise, utilize


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningencounter, meet, play, play, take on

34. play (om konkurrence) contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningPrinceton plays Yale this weekend.
Charlie likes to play Mary.


Eksempler på anvendelseSam and Sue play, Sam cannot play Sue


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)encounter, meet, take on


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody


Mere specifikke termerconfront, face, replay


Kan forårsagecompete, contend, vie


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningplay, play, play, play

35. play (i anatomi) exhaust by allowing to pull on the line


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningPlay a hooked fish.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerbeat, exhaust, tucker, tucker out, wash up









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