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English definition of “make a play for sth/sb”

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make a play for sth/sb

to try to get something, or start a relationship with someone, sometimes by using a plan: I wouldn't have made a play for him if I'd known he was married.
Translations of “make a play for sth/sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 想方設法得到(某物), 千方百計追求(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 想方设法得到(某物), 千方百计追求(某人)…
(Definition of make a play for sth/sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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