amuse oneself with a game, using toys, running and jumping, etc.; hit and send a ball
take part in a game; compete against sb in a game
perform on (a musical instrument); perform playing
activity done for amusement , especially by children recreation
playing of a game
work written to be performed by actors; drama
"he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway"
"the play lasted two hours"
"the coach drew up the plays for her team"
"he made a great maneuver"
"the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"
"the ball was still in play"
"insiders said the company's stock was in play"
"the play of the imagination"
"they made a futile play for power"
"he made a bid to gain attention"
"Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child"
"rain stopped play in the 4th inning"
"he gave free rein to his impulses"
"they gave full play to the artist's talent"
"the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers"
"the play of light on the water"
"he became a figure of fun"
"he said it in sport"
"there was too much play in the steering wheel"
"it was all done in play"
"their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"
"it is my turn"
"it is still my play"
"his gambling cost him a fortune"
"there was heavy play at the blackjack table"
"We played hockey all afternoon"
"Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"
"This factor played only a minor part in his decision"
"This development played into her hands"
"I played no role in your dismissal"
"The band played all night long"
"Gielgud played Hamlet"
"She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"
"She played the servant to her husband's master"
"The kids were playing outside all day"
"I used to play with trucks as a little girl"
"Play it again, Sam"
"She played the third movement very beautifully"
"He plays the flute"
"Can you play on this old recorder?"
"He acted the idiot"
"She plays deaf when the news are bad"
"The spotlights played on the politicians"
"He played $20 on the new horse"
"She plays the races"
"On weekends I play"
"The students all recreate alike"
"Let's play like I am mommy"
"Play cowboy and Indians"
"The tape was playing for hours"
"the stereo was playing Beethoven when I entered"
"The prodigy played Carnegie Hall at the age of 16"
"She has been playing on Broadway for years"
"He is playing his cards close to his chest"
"The Democrats still have some cards to play before they will concede the electoral victory"
"They played games on their opponents"
"play the stock market"
"play with her feelings"
"toy with an idea"
"play it safe"
"They ran the tapes over and over again"
"I'll play you my favorite record"
"He never tires of playing that video"
"She played nervously with her wedding ring"
"Don't fiddle with the screws"
"He played with the idea of running for the Senate"
"She plays on her clients' emotions"
"He is trifling with her"
"She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"
"This speech didn't play well with the American public"
"His remarks played to the suspicions of the committee"
"Play about with a young girl's affection"
"The engine has a wheel that is playing in a rack"
"She acts in this play"
"He acted in `Julius Caesar'"
"I played in `A Christmas Carol'"
"What's playing in the local movie theater?"
"`Cats' has been playing on Broadway for many years"
"I cannot work a miracle"
"play a joke"
"The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area"
"play water from a hose"
"The fountains played all day"
"Play the races"
"play the casinos in Trouville"
"I bet $100 on that new horse"
"She played all her money on the dark horse"
"She played a good backhand last night"
"I had to play my queen"
"They played him on first base"
"Princeton plays Yale this weekend"
"Charlie likes to play Mary"
"play a hooked fish"
That enchanting play of fancy which had once characterized her.
There is an invisible Agent..who plays in the dark upon us.
出自： Sir T. Browne
He plays around all the day.
You're old enough now to stop playing around and start earning a living.
Tell the children not to play around the power station.
Stop playing around with that gun.
别摆弄那支枪。 play about〔around〕 with sth
Who's been playing about with my papers?
He played around with the clothes again.
他又把衣服翻乱了。 play about〔around〕 with sb
You shouldn't play about with another woman's husband.
I warned you not to play around with married women; it always leads to trouble.
I see we're playing against my old school next month!
他们没有告诉我真正想要做什么,使我焦急地等了一段时间。 play along
Since I have no choice,I'd better play along .
I will play along if you have made all arrangements.
如果你已经全都安排好了,我会合作的。 play along with sb/sth
She was in charge, so I had to play along with her odd ideas.
阳光在我们眼前的水面上荡漾,晃得我们都看不清小船向哪里驶去了。 play sth along sth
They played the water along the whole side of the burning building.
他以前打过后卫。 play sb as sb/sth
The captain wants to play Mills as defence in our next game.
队长想让密尔斯在下次比赛中打后卫。 play sb as sb
The director would like you to play the sister as a sympathetic character.
Hamlet is usually played as a sorrowful person who cannot make decisions or take action.
哈姆雷特常被演成一个优柔寡断的伤感型人物。 play sth as sth
Play the piece as music and not as a struggle between yourself and your instrument.
We watched the kindergartners playing at camping out this afternoon.
今天下午我们看了幼儿园的孩子做野营游戏。 play sb at sth
Don't play Father at cards; he always wins.
别和父亲打牌,他总是赢。 play at sth
A world-famous violinist is playing at tonight's concert.
一位世界著名的小提琴家将在今晚的音乐会上演奏。 play sb/sth at sth
They're playing Carment at the Coliseum.
Who is playing Hamlet at Stratford this year?
今年谁在斯特拉福演哈姆雷特? play at sth
He is always playing at centre.
他一直踢中锋。 play sb at sth
The captain wants to play Brown at left half in the next game.
队长打算在下次比赛中让布朗踢左前卫. play at sb/v-ing
Let's play at pirates.
A party of children played at soldiers, at catching a spy, and at keeping house.
一群孩子们玩打仗、抓特务、过家家等游戏。 play at sth/v-ing
You cannot learn anything if you just play at it.
His parents are so rich that he can just play at business.
He's only playing at his job in the city; he's much more interested in being a racing driver.
I don't think he's really learning carpentry; he's only playing at it.
You're only playing at boxing.
他把球击回到对方靠近球网的地方。 play back
When a fast ball lands short of you, you have to play back.
当一个快球靠近你着地时,你得后退一步击球。 play back
To record, press these two buttons together; then rewind, and then press the red button to play back.
要录音就得一起按下这两个键,而后倒回,按下这个红键放音。 play sth ⇔ back
When I play back the text, please listen carefully to see whether there are any mispronunciations in it.
我放课文录音时请仔细听,看里面有没有发音错误。 play sth back to sb
She played the tape back to us.
When we finished the recording we'll play it back to you.
He will play down the financial difficulties of the company.
In a crisis it is best to play down the emotional issue.
在危机当中对感情问题最好轻描淡写些。 play down to sb
Taylor used to play down to most of his employees.
Politicians have to learn to play down to the voters.
在村庄的草地上,你临时组成了比赛球队,不牵涉到地方观念,那么,你可以纯粹为娱乐或锻炼而打球。 play sth for sth
Never play cards for money.
She dreams of the day when she will be playing the piano for a living.
她梦想着有朝一日能以演奏钢琴为生。 play for sth
All promising young cricketers would like to play for England.
所有年轻有为的板球运动员都愿意为英格兰打球。 play sth for sth
She plays hockey for England.
The local farmer used to let us play in his fields.
那个当地农夫常常让我们在他的地里玩。 play sth in sth
Why are children not allowed to play ball games in the park?
为什么不让孩子在公园里玩球? play in sth
Many of the workers play in the factory's brass band.
A famous actress is to play in our next production.
一位著名女演员将在我们下一出剧目中扮演角色。 play sb/sth in sth/v-ing
What an honour to play the drums in the town band!
The United States played a key role in getting the hostages released.
This piece is not suitable to be played in the open air.
这个曲子不适合在露天演奏。 play in sth
But I've never played in a defence position.
但我从来没当过后卫。 play sb in sth
I think we should play one of the younger men in goal.
The pianist played like a man possessed by devils.
这个钢琴家演奏起来就像着了魔似的。 play sb like a fish
One of the secrets of the speaker's success is his ability to play his opponent like a fish.
The tie will be played off this afternoon.
The match between the joint leaders will be played off tomorrow.
两个优胜队明天决赛。 play sb ⇔ off
We must not try to play off the boy troubled with a stammer.
Don't play upon the carpet.
别在地毯上玩。 play on〔upon〕 sth
While he sang,I played on the flute.
I can play upon the piano very well.
我弹钢琴弹得很好。 play sth on〔upon〕 sth
He was playing an old tune on his flute.
He just sits in his room playing records on his stereo.
他只是坐在房间里放立体声唱片。 play on〔upon〕 sth
She watched the sunlight playing on the water.
The sunlight plays on water.
The searchlights played on the clouds.
His mind played on the idea of going away for a holiday.
他心里动着度假的念头。 play sth on〔upon〕 sth
The firemen played their hoses on the burning building.
He played a searchlight on an object.
他用探照灯照射目标。 play on〔upon〕 sth
By playing upon the old lady's fears, the criminals were able to persuade her to give them her money.
今天外面太潮,孩子们不宜在户外玩耍,他们得在室内玩了。 play sth ⇔ out
Shall we call it a draw, or play it out?
As neither of the two teams had gained any points, they decided to play the match out until a goal had been scored.
由于两队都没有得分,所以他们决定继续比下去,直到一方射门得分。 play out
When they played out, there is a smile on their face.
当他们演完时,他们的脸上露出了笑容。 play sth ⇔ out
The children succeeded in playing out the comedy within two hours.
孩子们成功地在两小时内演完那出喜剧。 play sb ⇔ out
The band played the guests out.
The pianist played the happy pair out with the Wedding March .
钢琴家弹奏着《婚礼进行曲》送走了这对幸福的新婚夫妇。 play out
The rubber hose is playing out.
卷着的橡皮管正在逐渐放开。 play sth ⇔ out
Let's play out the rope.
让我们把卷着的绳索放开。 play sb/sth ⇔ out
We hope we have not yet played out our supplies.
Having walked eighty li that day, some of them were played out at the end.
我看到一丝诡秘的微笑掠过他的嘴角。 play sth over sth
The watchers played a powerful light over the whole sky, searching for enemy planes.
让我们看看能否奏完整支曲子而不出错。 play through
Our team played through right up to the last game.
我们队一直到最后一场都保持不败的纪录。 play through
We'll give you a few minutes to play through.
Play up! My friend.
Play up! Play the game.
加油!别犯规。 play sth ⇔ up
In the interview you should play up your experience of working abroad.
She played up her past achievements just to impress us.
她夸耀过去的成绩就是让我们觉得她了不起。 play sth ⇔ up
This new film will attract the crowds, whatever its quality, provided that it gets played up in the right way.
如果广告做得好,那么,无论这部新片子的质量如何,都会吸引许多观众的。 play up
The washing machine is playing up again.
The engine began playing up.
引擎开始出毛病了。 play up
Don't let the children play up.
The children are very active, but never play up.
My shoulder is playing up horribly.
我的肩膀痛得厉害。 play sb ⇔ up
This wretched rheumatism has been playing me up.
This financial crisis has brought new factors into play.
He brought all his strength into play to move the rock.
He had to bring all his experience into play to beat this difficult opponent.
These boys play in the garden every morning.
误 Please come to my home and play when you have time.
正 Please come and see me when you have time.
误 That evening they played very enthusiastically.
正 They had a very good time that evening.
正 They enjoyed themselves that evening.
误 The foreign students in our school often play with us.
正 The foreign students in our school often join our recreational activities.
析 在现代英语中, play用作不及物动词表示“玩”时,几乎只能用于儿童、动物或用于玩笑口吻中。不可把汉语“玩”一律译成play。