What does play out mean?

Definitions for play out

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word play out.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. run down, exhaust, play out, sap, tire(verb)


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

  2. play out(verb)

    perform or be performed to the end

    "How will the election drama be played out?"

  3. play out(verb)

    play to a finish

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

  4. play out(verb)

    become spent or exhausted

    "The champion's strength played out fast"


  1. play out(Verb)

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

  2. play out(Verb)

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Drogin:

    I've seen this play out before.

  2. Added Tompkins ':

    It's still early, there's time for all of this to play out.

  3. Erica Rannestad:

    There are many possibilities about how this could play out.

  4. Greg Dyke:

    This is the beginning, not the end. I think there is a lot more of this to play out.

  5. Sandra Eskin:

    It's frustrating that people have to get sick while we wait for the process to play out.

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