play out

play out
verb Date: 1580 transitive verb 1. a. to perform to the end <
play out a role
b. use up, finish 2. unreel, unfold <
played out a length of line — Gordon Webber
intransitive verb 1. to become spent or exhausted 2. develop, unfold <
see how things play out

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • play-out — s.m.inv. TS sport nei giochi di squadra come pallacanestro, pallavolo e sim., fase finale del campionato in cui le squadre classificate ultime nella prima di due serie successive e prime nella seconda, disputano incontri a eliminazione diretta… …   Dizionario italiano

  • play out — (something) to go through a process. We re waiting to see how the debate about more education reform will play itself out in the weeks ahead …   New idioms dictionary

  • play out — index discontinue (abandon) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • play out — verb 1. deplete exhaust one s savings We quickly played out our strength • Syn: ↑run down, ↑exhaust, ↑sap, ↑tire • Derivationally related forms: ↑sapper …   Useful english dictionary

  • play out — phrasal verb Word forms play out : present tense I/you/we/they play out he/she/it plays out present participle playing out past tense played out past participle played out 1) [intransitive/transitive] to develop or end in a particular way They… …   English dictionary

  • Play-Out — Das Play down (auch Play out genannt) ist ein Ausscheidungskampf in einem Sportwettbewerb, durch den der Abstiegskampf entschieden wird. Genau wie das Play off folgt das Play down auf die Hauptrunde, deren Abschluss Tabelle die teilnehmenden… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • play out — UK US play out Phrasal Verb with play({{}}/pleɪ/ verb ► [I] to develop in a particular way: »Let s see how things play out …   Financial and business terms

  • play out — phr verb Play out is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑drama, ↑scenario Play out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑fantasy, ↑scenario …   Collocations dictionary

  • play out — {{hw}}{{play out}}{{/hw}}locuz. sost. m. inv. (sport)  spec. al pl. In alcuni sport di squadra, spec. nella pallacanestro, fase finale di un campionato cui partecipano le rappresentative di due serie successive non ammesse ai play off e non… …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • play out — verb a) To play (a game etc.) to its conclusion. And now, to play us out, please welcome...Tom Waits. b) To play music to accompany the end of, or as a final segment in (a programme, broadcast etc.) …   Wiktionary

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