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