SPORTS/GAMES [I, T] › When you play a sport or game, you take part in it.
oynamak, karşılaşmak You play tennis, don't you Sam? We often used to play cards. I used to play netball for my school. I'm playing Tony (= playing against Tony) at squash tonight. Two of the team weren't playing because they were injured. Newcastle are playing against Arsenal tonight.147614861489
CHILDREN [I, T] › When children play, they enjoy themselves with toys and games.
oyun oynamak She likes playing with her dolls. Emma won't play with me.14521491
MUSIC [I, T] › to make music with a musical instrument
müzik aleti/enstrüman çalmak Tim was playing the piano.1457
RECORD/RADIO [I, T] › If a radio, record, etc plays, it produces sounds, or if you play a radio, record, etc you make it produce sounds.
(müzik, radyo, plak vs.) çalmak A radio was playing in the background. He plays his records late into the night.14571459
ACTING [T] › to be a character in a film or play
filmde/oyunda bir karakteri oynamak/canlandırmak Morgan played the father in the film version.1467
play a joke/trick on sb › to deceive someone as a joke play about/around phrasal verb
birine oyun oynamak; hile yapmak, kandırmak; şaka yapmak, dalga geçmek I played a trick on her and pretended we'd eaten all the food. → See also play it by ear → See also play games → See also play (it) safe → See also play for time → See also play truant1490
› to behave in a silly way be playing at sth phrasal verb UK
aptalca davranmak; avanakça hareket etmek Stop playing around and get on with your homework!1490
› If you ask what someone is playing at, you are angry because they are doing something silly. play sth back phrasal verb
laf olsun diye yapmak, eğlenmek What do you think you're playing at!967
› to listen to sounds or watch pictures that you have just recorded play sth down phrasal verb
(kaydedilmiş film/müzik) göstermek, çalmak When I played back our conversation, I realized I hadn't made myself clear.1459
› to try to make people think that something is less important or bad than it really is play on sth phrasal verb
ciddiye almamak, ehemmiyet vermemek, önemsememek The government have tried to play down the seriousness of the incident.1155
› to use someone's fears in order to make that person do or believe what you want play up phrasal verb UK
yararlanmak, istismar etmek; zayıf anından çıkar sağlamak A lot of marketing strategies just play on your fears and insecurities.2143
CHILD › If a child plays up, he or she behaves badly.
yaramazlık/terbiyesizlik etmek; haşarı davranmak967621
MACHINE › If a machine plays up, it does not work as it should. play (about/around) with sth phrasal verb
başa dert açmak; düzgün çalışmamak; randımanlı çalışmamak1852
TRY › to think about or try different ways of doing something
yeni fikirler/şeyler üzerinde çalışmak; farklı şeyler aramak We've been playing around with ideas for a new TV show.2113
TOUCH › to keep touching or moving something, often when you are bored or nervous
sıkıntıdan/sinirden bir yerleriyle oynamak/kalem çevirmek/tesbih çekmek; sinirden oraya buraya dokunmak Stop playing with your hair!1592