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English definition of “play”

play

verb [T] (RISK MONEY)    /pleɪ/
to risk money , especially on the results of races or business deals , hoping to win more money : He plays the horses /the stock market .Gambling and bookmakingTaking risks
(Definition of play verb (RISK MONEY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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