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play

noun (MOVEMENT)    /pleɪ/
[U] movement: the play of moonlight across the water the play of emotion across/on his faceGeneral words for movement [U] the fact that a rope or a structure is free to move, especially a small distance: Aircraft wings are designed to have a certain amount of play in them.Flexible, loose and yielding
(Definition of play noun (MOVEMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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