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English verb: play along

1. play along (social) cooperate or pretend to cooperate

SamplesHe decided to play along with the burglars for the moment.

Synonymsgo along

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)collaborate, cooperate, get together, join forces

2. play along (creation) perform an accompaniment to

SamplesThe orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano.

Synonymsaccompany, follow

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)play

Domain categorymusic

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