Definition Of playing


allow (a fish) to exhaust itself pulling against a line before reeling it in.

We spotted that the boat nearest to us had an angler playing a fish and that same fish leapt right in front of our path.

engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.

the children were playing outside

move lightly and quickly, so as to appear and disappear; flicker.

a smile played about her lips

perform on (a musical instrument).

we heard someone playing a harmonica

represent (a character) in a theatrical performance or on film.

she played Ophelia

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