play with words

play with words
play with words — see play, 1
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  • play with words/language — to use words that sound similar or that have several different meanings especially in a clever or funny way a writer who enjoys playing with words • • • Main Entry: ↑play …   Useful english dictionary

  • play with — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms play with : present tense I/you/we/they play with he/she/it plays with present participle playing with past tense played with past participle played with 1) play with something to keep touching something,… …   English dictionary

  • Play On Words (game) — Infobox Game title = Play on Words image link = image caption = Game and Packaging designer = illustrator = publisher = Winning Moves players = 1 to 4 ages = 8 and up setup time = 2 minutes playing time = 2 15 minutes, depending on number of… …   Wikipedia

  • play on words — Synonyms and related words: abuse of terms, acrostic, amphibologism, amphiboly, anagram, be merry with, calembour, corruption, crack a joke, crack wise, equivocality, equivoque, fleer at, fun, gibe at, jape, jest, jeu de mots, joke, josh, kid,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • A play upon words — Play Play, n. 1. Amusement; sport; frolic; gambols. [1913 Webster] 2. Any exercise, or series of actions, intended for amusement or diversion; a game. [1913 Webster] John naturally loved rough play. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 3. The act or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • play with fire — Synonyms and related words: bell the cat, brave, chance, court danger, court destruction, dare, defy danger, face up to, flirt with death, forget the odds, gamble, go for broke, hazard, play Russian roulette, risk, run the chance, run the risk,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • No One Will Play with Me — Directed by Werner Herzog Produced by Werner Herzog …   Wikipedia

  • play — play1 W1S1 [pleı] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(children)¦ 2¦(sports/games)¦ 3¦(music)¦ 4¦(radio/cd etc)¦ 5¦(theatre/film)¦ 6 play a part/role 7 play ball 8¦(pretend)¦ 9¦(behave)¦ 10 play games …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • play — 1 /pleI/ verb 1 CHILDREN (I, T) when children play, they do things that they enjoy, often together or with toys: The children ran off to play on the beach. | play sth: The boys were playing soldiers. | I don t want to play that game! (+ with):… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • play — play1 [ pleı ] verb *** ▸ 1 take part in sport/game ▸ 2 make music/sound ▸ 3 have part in play, etc. ▸ 4 when children have fun ▸ 5 when light moves ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive to take part in a sport or game: The girls are out… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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