play games Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “play games” in the English Dictionary

"play games" in British English

See all translations

play games

C2 to ​try to ​deceive someone: Don't play ​games with me!
(Definition of play games from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"play games" in American English

See all translations

play games

to ​behave in a way that is not ​serious or ​honest enough: I'm not ​interested in ​playinggames with ​people at ​cityhall on the ​taxissue. Stop ​playinggames with me, or you will not be ​allowed to go out this ​weekend.
(Definition of play games from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “play games”
in Chinese (Simplified) 欺骗,耍花招…
in Turkish bir durumla gerektiği gibi ciddi ve dürüst bir şekilde ilgilenmemek…
in Russian играть в бирюльки…
in Chinese (Traditional) 欺騙,耍花招…
in Polish bawić się, żartować…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

hipster

someone who is very influenced by the most recent ideas and fashions

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More