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English definition of “give/allow sth full play”

give/allow sth full play

(also give/allow full play to sth)
to develop and use emotions or ideas completely: The move from stage to films allowed Gildit to give full play to his sense of the fantastic.Using and misusing
(Definition of give/allow sth full play from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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