play on/upon sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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play on/upon sth

phrasal verb with play uk   us   /pleɪ/ verb
If you ​play on/upon someone's ​feelings, you ​encourage and make ​unfair use of these ​feelings in ​order to give yourself an ​advantage: I ​hatemarketingstrategies that ​play on people's ​fears and ​prejudices.
(Definition of play on/upon sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “play on/upon sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 利用(感情)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 利用(感情)…
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