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Traducción de "play" - Diccionario Inglés-Español

play

verb /plei/
to amuse oneself jugar The child is playing in the garden He is playing with his toys The little girl wants to play with her friends. to take part in (games etc) jugar (a) He plays football He is playing in goal Here’s a pack of cards – who wants to play (with me)? I’m playing golf with him this evening. to act in a play etc; to act (a character) representar, actuar She’s playing Lady Macbeth The company is playing in London this week. (of a play etc) to be performed ser representado ’Oklahoma’ is playing at the local theatre. to (be able to) perform on (a musical instrument) tocar She plays the piano Who was playing the piano this morning? He plays (the oboe) in an orchestra. (usually with on) to carry out or do (a trick) gastar una broma (a alguien) He played a trick on me. (usually with at) to compete against (someone) in a game etc jugar contra I’ll play you at tennis. (of light) to pass with a flickering movement rielar, bailar The firelight played across the ceiling. to direct (over or towards something) dirigir The firemen played their hoses over the burning house. to put down or produce (a playing-card) as part of a card game jugar He played the seven of hearts. player noun jugador a cricket/football/hockey player. playable adjective (opposite unplayable) (of a ground, pitch etc) not good enough for a game to be played on it en condiciones para jugar, bueno para jugar Because of the rain the referee decided the ground was not playable. playful adjective happy; full of the desire to play juguetón a playful kitten. joking; not serious gracioso, en broma, chistoso a playful remark. playfully adverb en broma, con gracia She playfully ruffled his hair. playfulness noun carácter juguetón, jocosidad playboy noun a rich man who spends his time and money on pleasure. playboy playground noun an area in which children can play in a park, outside a school etc patio de recreo a school playground. playing card noun one of a pack of cards used in card games. carta, naipe playing field noun a field which is specially prepared and used for sport campo de juego a school playing field. playmate noun a childhood friend. compañero de juegos playpen noun a small wooden structure with bars on every side in which a small child can play safely. parque para niños playschool noun an informal nursery school. jardín de infancia, guardería playscript noun the written text of a play, which is used by actors during rehearsals Obra de Teatro He lent me a copy of the playscript. plaything noun a toy. juguete playtime noun a set time for children to play (at school etc) recreo The children go outside at playtime. playwright noun a person who writes plays dramaturgo He is a famous playwright. at play playing jugando, que juegan There are children at play in the area. bring/come into play to (cause to) be used or exercised ejercitar, utilizar The job allowed him to bring all his talents into play. child’s play noun something that is very easy juego de niños, pan comido Of course you can do it – it’s child’s play! in play ( out of play) (of a ball) according to the rules of the game, (not) in a position where it can be hit, kicked etc dentro/fuera de juego The ball landed just out of play. play at phrasal verb to pretend to be etc jugar a The children were playing at cowboys and Indians. used when asking angrily what someone is doing jugar a What does he think he’s playing at (=doing)? play back phrasal verb to play (music, speech etc ) on a record or tape after it has just been recorded (nounplay-back) volver a poner play down phrasal verb to try to make (something) appear less important quitar importancia (a), minimizar He played down the fact that he had failed the exam. play fair to act honestly and fairly jugar limpio If a player doesn’t play fair, he will be sent off. play for time to delay an action, decision etc in the hope that conditions will improve ganar tiempo He took the ball near the corner flag in order to play for time. play havoc with to cause a lot of damage to hacer/causar estragos The storm played havoc with the farmer’s crops. play into someone’s hands to do exactly what an opponent or enemy wants one to do hacerle el juego a alguien We have to be careful not to play into their hands by reacting angrily to any deliberate provocation. play off phrasal verb (in games) to play a final deciding game after a draw (nounplay-off) jugar el desempate play off against phrasal verb to set (one person) against (another) in order to gain an advantage oponer una persona a otra He played his father off against his mother to get more pocket money. play on phrasal verb to make use of (someone’s feelings, fears etc) aprovecharse (de), explotar He played on my sympathy until I lent him $10. play a/no part in (not) to be one of the people who are doing (something) (no) tomar parte, (no) participar He played no part in the robbery. play safe to take no risks ir a lo seguro, no arriesgarse The defender opted to play it safe and kicked the ball out for a throw-in. play the game to act fairly and honestly. jugar limpio play up phrasal verb to be troublesome or disobedient dar la lata, portarse mal, hacer de las suyas The children are playing up today.
(Definition of play from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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