play


play
play [n1] theater piece comedy, curtain-raiser*, drama, entertainment, farce, flop*, hit*, mask*, musical, one-act*, opera, performance, potboiler*, show, smash*, smash hit*, stage show, theatrical, tragedy, turkey*; concept 263 play [n2] amusement, entertainment caper, dalliance, delight, disport, diversion, foolery, frisk, frolic, fun, gambol, game, gaming, happiness, humor, jest, joking, lark, match, pastime, pleasure, prank, recreation, relaxation, romp, sport, sportiveness, teasing; concepts 292,363 —Ant. work play [n3] latitude, range action, activity, elbowroom*, exercise, give, leeway, margin, motion, movement, operation, room, scope, space, sweep, swing, working*; concepts 651,745 —Ant. extreme play [v1] have fun amuse oneself, be life of party*, caper, carouse, carry on, cavort, clown, cut capers, cut up*, dally, dance, disport, divert, entertain oneself, fool around, frisk, frolic, gambol, go on a spree*, horse around*, idle away, joke, jump, kibitz*, kick up heels*, let go*, let loose*, let one’s hair down*, make merry, mess around*, rejoice, revel, romp, show off, skip, sport, toy, trifle; concepts 292,384 —Ant. work play [v2] compete in sport be on a team, challenge, contend, contest, disport, engage in, participate, recreate, rival, sport, take on, take part, vie; concepts 92,363 —Ant. watch play [v3] act; take the part of act the part of, discourse, do*, enact, execute, ham*, ham it up*, impersonate, lay an egg*, perform, personate, playact, play a gig*, portray, present, read a part, represent, take the role of, tread the boards*; concept 292 —Ant. direct play [v4] gamble, risk bet, chance, exploit, finesse, game, hazard, jockey*, lay money on*, maneuver, manipulate, put, set, speculate, stake, take, wager; concepts 341,363 play [v5] produce music blow, bow, drum, execute, fiddle, fidget, finger, operate, pedal, perform, render, tickle, work; concept 65 —Ant. listen

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