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English definition of “play”

play

verb (MOVE)    /pleɪ/
[I or T] to direct or be directed over or onto something: Firefighters played their hoses onto the base of the fire. A fountain was playing (= sending out water) in the courtyard outside.General words for movement [I + adv/prep] (of something you see, such as light) to move quickly or be seen for a short time: A smile played across/over/on his lips.General words for movement
(Definition of play verb (MOVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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