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play sth down

phrasal verb with play us uk /pleɪ/ verb

to make something seem less important or less bad than it really is:

Military spokespeople tried to play down the seriousness of the disaster.

Más ejemplos

  • Ministers played down the prospect of a spring election.
  • Although I'm excited, I'm playing down my promotion so that the others don't get jealous.
  • It's probably wise to play down your connection with the Communist party.
  • The documentary played down the break-up of his first marriage.
  • A Pentagon spokesman was trying to play down the significance of the incident.

(Definición de play sth down del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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play sth down

phrasal verb with play uk /pleɪ/ us verb

to say that something is not important, especially because you do not want it to be known publicly:

Insiders are playing the matter down, stressing the investigation is industry-wide and not specific to their own investment bank.

(Definición de play sth down del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)