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Meaning of “play games” in the English Dictionary

"play games" in British English

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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

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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…
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