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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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