Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “play games”

See all translations

play games

to not deal with a situation seriously or honestly: Someone's life is in danger here - we're not playing games.Behaving in a silly way
Translations of “play games”
in Chinese (Traditional) 欺騙,耍花招…
in Russian играть в бирюльки…
in Turkish bir durumla gerektiği gibi ciddi ve dürüst bir şekilde ilgilenmemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 欺骗,耍花招…
in Polish bawić się, żartować…
(Definition of play games from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “play games” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

guru

a religious leader or teacher in the Hindu or Sikh religion

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More