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play verb

1 of children

VERB + PLAY let sb The other children wouldn't let him play.

PREP. at Let's play at pirates! | with a little girl playing with her toys

2 game/sport

ADV. brilliantly, excellently, superbly, well | badly

VERB + PLAY learn to | teach sb to | be difficult to, be easy to | see sb, watch sb

PREP. against United are difficult to play against. | at I've never played John at tennis. | for He plays for Aston Villa. | in She has played in every match this season. | with playing cards with her mother

3 music

ADV. brilliantly, excellently, superbly, well | badly | live The band will be playing live in the studio.

VERB + PLAY learn to learning to play the violin | teach sb to | be easy to, be difficult to a piece that is relatively easy to play | hear sb Have you ever heard her play?