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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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