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Translation of "play" - English-Portuguese dictionary

play

verb   /pleɪ/
A1 When you play a sport or game, you compete or are involved in it. jogar Sam plays tennis every weekend. We often used to play cards.
A1 When children play, they enjoy themselves with toys and games. brincar She likes to play with her dolls.
A2 to make music with a musical instrument tocar Tim was playing the piano.
A2 to make a CD, DVD, etc. produce sounds or pictures tocar Can you play that song again?
B1 to be a character in a movie or play desempenhar, representar Who played Darth Vader in Star Wars?
B1 to compete against a person or team in a game jogar (contra) Who are Brazil playing in the final?
play a joke/trick on someone
to make someone believe something that is not true as a joke pregar uma piada/uma peça em alguém The class played a trick on the teacher.
play your cards right
to behave in the right way so that you get an advantage or succeed in something fazer certo, fazer bem, agir corretamente If you play your cards right, you could make quite a lot of money out of this.
(Definition of play verb from the Cambridge English-Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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