power play

power play
noun Date: 1947 1. a military, diplomatic, political, or administrative maneuver in which power is brought to bear 2. a. a concentrated attack in football in which the ballcarrier is preceded by a mass of blockers b. a situation in ice hockey in which one team temporarily has more players on the ice than the other team because of a penalty

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  • power play — power ,play noun count AMERICAN 1. ) in team sports, a situation in which one team puts a large number of players in one area to achieve something by force a ) in ICE HOCKEY, a situation in which one team has a temporary advantage because a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • power play — noun 1. an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away • Syn: ↑squeeze play, ↑squeeze • Derivationally related forms: ↑squeeze (for: ↑squeeze …   Useful english dictionary

  • power play — I. (business) a show of power, a grab for power    If a general manager demotes two managers, it s a power play. II. (hockey) five skaters against four or three    The Russians scored twice on their five minute power play …   English idioms

  • power play — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms power play : singular power play plural power plays American a) in team sports, a situation in which one team puts a large number of players in one area to achieve something by force b) in ice hockey, a… …   English dictionary

  • Power Play — Der Begriff Power Play bezeichnet: ATI PowerPlay, eine Stromspartechnik der Grafikchips vom ATI/AMD PC PowerPlay, eine Computerspielezeitschrift Powerplay, ein Begriff aus verschiedenen Sportarten Powerplay (Film), ein US amerikanisches Filmdrama …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Power play — Supériorité numérique (hockey sur glace) La supériorité numérique ou power play ou jeu de puissance, au hockey sur glace, est le surnombre de joueurs dont profite une équipe pendant qu un ou deux joueurs adverses purgent une pénalité au banc des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • power-play — see power play …   English dictionary

  • Power (play) — Power is a play by the British playwright Nick Dear. It is set in the court of King Louis XIV of France and explores the events and ideas that led him to take full control of government and become an absolute monarch.The play is essentially a… …   Wikipedia

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