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English definition of “give/allow sth full play”

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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 movies allowed Gildit to give full play to his sense of the fantastic.
Translations of “give/allow sth full play”
in Chinese (Traditional) 充分發揮…
in Chinese (Simplified) 充分发挥…
(Definition of give/allow sth full play from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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