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Definition 1: become spent or exhausted - [verb of change]

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

  • The champion's strength played out fast

(play out is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(play out has a similar meaning as ...) deplete

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

Definition 2: play to a finish - [verb of competition]

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

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

(play out is a kind of ...) participate in games or sport

"We played hockey all afternoon" "play cards" "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

(play out has a similar meaning as ...) perform or be performed to the end

"How will the election drama be played out?"

(play out belongs to category ...) a contest with rules to determine a winner

"you need four people to play this game"

Definition 3: perform or be performed to the end - [verb of creation]

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

  • How will the election drama be played out?

(play out is a kind of ...) give a performance (of something)

"Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight" "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"

(play out has a similar meaning as ...) play to a finish

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

Definition 4: deplete - [verb of possession]

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

  • exhaust one's savings
  • We quickly played out our strength

Synonyms for play out in the sense of this definition

(play out is a kind of ...) use up (resources or materials)

"this car consumes a lot of gas" "We exhausted our savings" "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

(play out has a similar meaning as ...) become spent or exhausted

"The champion's strength played out fast"

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