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play out

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. run down, exhaust, play out, sap, tireverb


    "exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our strength"

  2. play outverb

    perform or be performed to the end

    "How will the election drama be played out?"

  3. play outverb

    play to a finish

    "We have got to play this game out, even thought it is clear that we have last"

  4. play outverb

    become spent or exhausted

    "The champion's strength played out fast"


  1. play outverb

    To play (a game etc.) to its conclusion.

  2. play outverb

    To play music to accompany the end of, or as a final segment in (a programme, broadcast etc.).


  1. play out

    To "play out" generally refers to the act of unfolding, progressing, or developing, particularly in a specific or expected way. It usually describes how a situation, plan, series of events, or story proceeds from start to end, especially when it has been planned, considered, or prepared in some way. This term is figuratively used to describe situations that resemble unfolding scenes in a drama or play.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of play out in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of play out in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of play out in a Sentence

  1. Craig Tiley:

    We’ve still got a few charter flights coming in until the end of this week and then all the players will be here, as far as the status relates to Novak, I think we’ll have a much clearer picture in the coming days otherwise it’s getting pretty late to show up and play the Australian Open. There’s quite a bit to play out and I think it will play out in the coming days.

  2. Stephen Curry:

    We appreciate( the streak) because we know that this hasn't been done in history before, so every game we win from here on out is adding to that record, i think the beauty of our team is when we get out there, nobody's thinking about if we lose, the streak's over, or we've got to go out here and throw a huge home run play out in the first quarter to win the game or what have you to keep the streak going.

  3. Lisa Haisha:

    Laughter is a salve. It’s the best medicine around. Poet Pablo Neruda called it “the language of the soul.” I know this to be a universal truth because I’ve seen this play out in every culture around the world. People find respite and release in laughter.

  4. Datakon:

    You start the day you think it will play out the way you saw in your head but then you discover the day is mostly just dread It’s not like what I read

  5. Mark Mahaney:

    Acquisitions like that take years to play out,” said Mahaney

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    fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
    • A. affront
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