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Definition 1: an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power - [noun denoting act]

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

  • she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away

Synonyms for power play in the sense of this definition

(power play is a kind of ...) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

"made an effort to cover all the reading material" "wished him luck in his endeavor" "she gave it a good try"

Definition 2: a play in which there is a concentration of players in one location on the field of play - [noun denoting act]

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

  • they used a power play to return the kickoff

(power play is a kind of ...) (American football) a play by the offensive team

(power play belongs to category ...) a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays

Definition 3: (ice hockey) a play in which one team has a numerical advantage over the other as a result of penalties - [noun denoting act]

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

  • the team was unable to capitalize on the power play

(power play is a kind of ...) a preset plan of action in team sports

"the coach drew up the plays for her team"

(power play belongs to category ...) a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled hockey sticks

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