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Definitions and Synonyms of play off | Another word for play off | What is play off?

Definition 1: set into opposition or rivalry - [verb of competition]

Samples where play off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • let them match their best athletes against ours
  • pit a chess player against the Russian champion
  • He plays his two children off against each other

Synonyms for play off in the sense of this definition

(play off is a kind of ...) oppose, as in hostility or a competition

"You must confront your opponent" "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring" "The two enemies finally confronted each other"

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