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English verb: play out

1. play out (possession) deplete

SamplesExhaust one's savings.
We quickly played out our strength.

Synonymsexhaust, run down, sap, tire

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)consume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out

Verb groupplay out

2. play out (creation) perform or be performed to the end

SamplesHow will the election drama be played out?.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)perform

Verb groupplay out

3. play out (competition) play to a finish

SamplesWe have got to play this game out, even thought it is clear that we have last.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)play

Verb groupplay out

Domain categorygame

4. play out (change) become spent or exhausted

SamplesThe champion's strength played out fast.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

Verb groupexhaust, play out, run down, sap, tire

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