come into play Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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come into play

(also bring sth into play) If something comes into play, it ​starts to have a use or an ​effect in a ​particularsituation, and if it is ​brought into play, it is given a use or an ​effect: In the ​summermonths a different set of ​climaticfactors come into play. All the ​resources and ​staffavailable were ​brought into play to ​cope with the ​crisis.
(Definition of come into play from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “come into play”
in Chinese (Simplified) 开始活动, 投入使用, 起作用…
in Chinese (Traditional) 開始活動, 投入使用, 起作用…
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