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     1. adv. To what degree.
           How often do you practice?
     2. adv. In what manner.
           How do you solve this puzzle?   How else can we get this finished?
     3. adj. In what state.
           How are you?
           How was your vacation?
     4. adj. Used as a modifier to indicate surprise, delight, or other strong feelings in an exclamation.
           How very interesting!   How wonderful it was to receive your invitation.
     5. n. The means by which something is accomplished.
           I am not interested in the why, but in the how.
     6. conj. In which way; in such way.
           I remember how to solve this puzzle.
     7. conj. That, the fact that, the way that.
     8. n. (dialectal) An artificial barrow or tumulus.
     9. n. (dialectal) A small hill in northern England. (Usage preserved mainly in place names.)
     10. interj. A greeting, used in representations of Native American speech.
how do you know
how did you know it did
     1. v. (auxiliary verb, defective) To know how to; to be able to.
           She can speak English, French, and German.   I can play football.   Can you remember your fifth birthday?
     2. v. (modal auxiliary verb, defective, informal) May; to be permitted or enabled to.
           You can go outside and play when you're finished with your homework.   Can I use your pen?
     3. v. (modal auxiliary verb, defective) To have the potential to; be possible.
           Can it be Friday already?
           Teenagers can really try their parents' patience.
           Animals can experience emotions.
     4. v. (auxiliary verb, defective) Used with verbs of perception.
           Can you hear that?.
           I can feel the baby moving inside me.
     5. v. (obsolete, transitive) To know.
     6. n. A more or less cylindrical vessel for liquids, usually of steel or aluminium, but sometimes of plastic, and with a carrying handle over the top.
     7. n. A container used to carry and dispense water for plants (a watering can).
     8. n. A tin-plate canister, often cylindrical, for preserved foods such as fruit, meat, or fish.
     9. n. (archaic) A chamber pot, now (US, slang) a toilet or lavatory.
           Shit or get off the can.
           Bob's in the can. You can wait a few minutes or just leave it with me.
     10. n. (US, slang) Buttocks.
     11. n. (slang) Jail or prison.
           Bob's in the can. He won't be back for a few years.
     12. n. (slang) Headphones.
     13. n. (archaic) A drinking cup.
     14. n. (nautical) A cube-shaped buoy or marker used to denote a port-side lateral mark
     15. n. A chimney pot.
     16. v. To preserve, by heating and sealing in a can or jar.
           They spent August canning fruit and vegetables.
     17. v. to discard, scrap or terminate (an idea, project, etc.).
           He canned the whole project because he thought it would fail.
     18. v. To shut up.
           Can your gob.
     19. v. (US, euphemistic) To fire or dismiss an employee.
           The boss canned him for speaking out.
well, can you beat the women!
where you can point it all out
     1. pron. The speaker or writer, referred to as the grammatical subject, of a sentence.
             (audio, Here I am, sir.ogg, Audio)
     2. pron. (nonstandard, hypercorrection) The speaker or writer, referred to as the grammatical object, of a sentence.
     3. n. (metaphysics) The ego.
     4. n. (US, roadway) Interstate.
     5. n. (grammar) (abbreviation of instrumental case)
says I
I got up
     1. adv. (interrogative) Used to introduce questions about time.
           When will they arrive?
     2. adv. Used to introduce indirect questions about time.
           Do you know when they arrived?
           Do you know when they will arrive?
           Do you know when they arrive?
     3. adv. At an earlier and less prosperous time.
           He's mister high and mighty now, but I remember him when.
     4. adv. (indirect question) Used to refer to doubts about time.
     5. adv. (relative) At which, on which, during which. Often omitted or replaced with that.
           That was the day when the Twin Towers fell.
     6. conj. At what time.
           They were told when to sleep.
           He doesn't know when to stop talking.
     7. conj. At such time as.
           I’m happiest when I’m working.
     8. conj. At the time of the action of the following clause or participle phrase.
           It was raining when I came yesterday.
           The show will begin when I get there.
           The game is over when the referee says it is.
           Be careful when crossing the street.
           Pay attention when spoken to.
           When (you are) angry, count to ten before speaking or acting.
           That time when the dog stole the turkey from the table.
     9. conj. Since; given the fact that.
           I don't see the point of putting up Christmas decorations when I am the only person who is going to see them.
     10. pron. (interrogative) What time; which time.
           Since when do I need your permission?
     11. n. The time at which something happens.
           A good article will cover the who, the what, the when, the where, the why and the how.
     12. interj. That's enough, a command to stop adding something, especially an ingredient of food or drink.
when she spoke
when she was a girl
     1. pron. The speaker or writer, referred to as the grammatical subject, of a sentence.
             (audio, Here I am, sir.ogg, Audio)
     2. pron. (nonstandard, hypercorrection) The speaker or writer, referred to as the grammatical object, of a sentence.
     3. n. (metaphysics) The ego.
     4. n. (US, roadway) Interstate.
     5. n. (grammar) (abbreviation of instrumental case)
I do know
I tell you
     1. v. To look for (mentally); to look forward to, as to something that is believed to be about to happen or come; to have a previous apprehension of, whether of good or evil; to look for with some confidenc
           I expect to receive wages.  I expect that the troops will be defeated.
     2. v. To consider obligatory or required.
     3. v. To consider reasonably due.
           You are expected to get the task done by the end of next week.
     4. v. (continuous aspect only, of a woman or couple) To be pregnant, to consider a baby due.
     5. v. (obsolete, transitive) To wait for; to await.
     6. v. (obsolete, intransitive) To wait; to stay.
     1. conj. Introducing a clause which is the subject or object of a verb (such as one involving reported speech), or which is a complement to a previous statement.
           He told me that the book is a good read.
           I believe that it is true. — She is convinced that he is British.
     2. conj. Introducing a subordinate clause expressing a reason or cause: because, in that.
           Be glad that you have enough to eat.
     3. conj. (now uncommon) Introducing a subordinate clause that expresses an aim, purpose or goal ("final"), and usually contains the auxiliaries may, might or should: so, so that.
     4. conj. Introducing — especially, but not exclusively, with an antecedent like so or such — a subordinate clause expressing a result, consequence or effect.
           The noise was so loud that she woke up.
           The problem was sufficiently important that it had to be addressed.
     5. conj. (archaic, or poetic) Introducing a premise or supposition for consideration: seeing as; inasmuch as; given that; as would appear from the fact that.
     6. conj. Introducing a subordinate clause modifying an adverb.
           Was John there? — Not that I saw.
           How often did she visit him? — Twice that I saw.
     7. conj. Introducing an exclamation expressing a desire or wish.
     8. conj. Introducing an exclamation expressing a strong emotion such as sadness or surprise.
     9. det. The (thing, person, idea, etc) indicated or understood from context, especially if more remote physically, temporally or mentally than one designated as "this", or if expressing distinction.
           That book is a good read. This one isn't.
           That battle was in 1450.
           That cat of yours is evil.
     10. pron. (demonstrative) The thing, person, idea, quality, event, action or time indicated or understood from context, especially if more remote geographically, temporally or mentally than one designated as "t
           He went home, and after that I never saw him again.
     11. pron. The known (thing); (used to refer to something just said).
           They're getting divorced. What do you think about that?
     12. pron. (demonstrative) The aforementioned quality; used together with a verb and pronoun to emphatically repeat a previous statement.
           The water is so cold! — That it is.
     13. pron. (relative) (plural that) Which, who; (representing a subject, direct object, indirect object, or object of a preposition).
           The CPR course that she took really came in handy.
           The house that he lived in was old and dilapidated.
     14. pron. (colloquial) (Used in place of relative adverbs such as where or when; often omitted.)
           the place that = where or to which I went last year
           the last time that = when I went to Europe
     15. adv. (degree) To a given extent or degree.
           "The ribbon was that thin." "I disagree, I say it was not that thin, it was thicker... or maybe thinner...".
     16. adv. (degree) To a great extent or degree; very, particularly (in negative constructions).
           I'm just not that sick.
           I did the run last year, and it wasn't that difficult.
     17. adv. (obsolete, outside, dialects) To such an extent; so. (in positive constructions).
           Ooh, I was that happy I nearly kissed her.
     18. n. (philosophy) Something being indicated that is there; one of those.
I was told that
a thing that sang
     1. pron. (object pronoun) The people spoken, or written to, as an object.
     2. pron. (reflexive pronoun, now US colloquial) (To) yourselves, (to) yourself.
     3. pron. (object pronoun) The person spoken to or written to, as an object. (Replacing thee; originally as a mark of respect.)
     4. pron. (subject pronoun) The people spoken to or written to, as a subject. (Replacing ye.)
           Both of you should get ready now.
           You are all supposed to do as I tell you.
     5. pron. (subject pronoun) The person spoken to or written to, as a subject. (Originally as a mark of respect.)
     6. pron. (indefinite personal pronoun) Anyone, one; an unspecified individual or group of individuals (as subject or object).
     7. det. The individual or group spoken or written to.
           Have you gentlemen come to see the lady who fell backwards off a bus?
     8. det. Used before epithets for emphasis.
           You idiot!
     9. v. To address (a person) using the pronoun you, rather than thou, especially historically when you was more formal.
you will
how do you know
     1. n. (American football) A weak-side linebacker.
     2. v. (rare, transitive) To wish, desire (something).
           Do what you will.
     3. v. (rare, intransitive) To wish or desire (that something happen); to intend (that).
     4. v. (auxiliary) To habitually do (a given action).
     5. v. (auxiliary) To choose to (do something), used to express intention but without any temporal connotations (+ bare infinitive).
     6. v. (auxiliary) Used to express the future tense, sometimes with some implication of volition when used in the first person. Compare shall.
     7. v. (auxiliary) To be able to, to have the capacity to.
           Unfortunately, only one of these gloves will actually fit over my hand.
     8. n. One's independent faculty of choice; the ability to be able to exercise one's choice or intention.
           Of course, man's will is often regulated by his reason.
     9. n. One's intention or decision; someone's orders or commands.
           Eventually I submitted to my parents' will.
     10. n. The act of choosing to do something; a person’s conscious intent or volition.
           Most creatures have a will to live.
     11. n. (law) A formal declaration of one's intent concerning the disposal of one's property and holdings after death; the legal document stating such wishes.
     12. n. (archaic) That which is desired; one's wish.
     13. n. (archaic) Desire, longing. (Now generally merged with later senses.)
           He felt a great will to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
     14. v. (archaic) To wish, desire.
     15. v. (transitive, intransitive) To instruct (that something be done) in one's will.
     16. v. To try to make (something) happen by using one's will (intention).
           All the fans were willing their team to win the game.
     17. v. To bequeath (something) to someone in one's will (legal document).
           He willed his stamp collection to the local museum.
     1. n. A tool used for digging; a pickaxe.
     2. n. A tool for unlocking a lock without the original key; a lock pick, picklock.
     3. n. A comb with long widely spaced teeth, for use with tightly curled hair.
     4. n. A choice; ability to choose.
     5. n. That which would be picked or chosen first; the best.
     6. n. (basketball) A screen.
     7. n. (lacrosse) An offensive tactic in which a player stands so as to block a defender from reaching a teammate.
     8. n. (American football) An interception.
     9. n. (baseball) A good defensive play by an infielder.
     10. n. (baseball) A pickoff.
     11. n. (music) A tool used for strumming the strings of a guitar; a plectrum.
     12. n. A pointed hammer used for dressing millstones.
     13. n. (obsolete) A pike or spike; the sharp point fixed in the center of a buckler.
     14. n. (printing, dated) A particle of ink or paper embedded in the hollow of a letter, filling up its face, and causing a spot on a printed sheet.
     15. n. (art, painting) That which is picked in, as with a pointed pencil, to correct an unevenness in a picture.
     16. n. (weaving) The blow that drives the shuttle, used in calculating the speed of a loom (in picks per minute); hence, in describing the fineness of a fabric, a weft thread.
           so many picks to an inch
     17. v. To grasp and pull with the fingers or fingernails.
           Don't pick at that scab.
           He picked his nose.
     18. v. To harvest a fruit or vegetable for consumption by removing it from the plant to which it is attached; to harvest an entire plant by removing it from the ground.
           It's time to pick the tomatoes.
     19. v. To pull apart or away, especially with the fingers; to pluck.
           She picked flowers in the meadow.
           to pick feathers from a fowl
     20. v. To take up; especially, to gather from here and there; to collect; to bring together.
           to pick rags
     21. v. To remove something from somewhere with a pointed instrument, with the fingers, or with the teeth.
           to pick the teeth; to pick a bone; to pick a goose; to pick a pocket
     22. v. To decide upon, from a set of options; to select.
           I'll pick the one with the nicest name.
           Seek an opportunity to quarrel or argue with someone.
     23. v. (cricket) To recognise the type of ball being bowled by a bowler by studying the position of the hand and arm as the ball is released.
           He didn't pick the googly, and was bowled.
     24. v. (music) To pluck the individual strings of a musical instrument or to play such an instrument.
           He picked a tune on his banjo.
     25. v. To open (a lock) with a wire, lock pick, etc.
     26. v. To eat slowly, sparingly, or by morsels; to nibble.
     27. v. To do anything nicely or carefully, or by attending to small things; to select something with care.
     28. v. To steal; to pilfer.
     29. v. (obsolete) To throw; to pitch.
     30. v. (dated) To peck at, as a bird with its beak; to strike at with anything pointed; to act upon with a pointed instrument; to pierce; to prick, as with a pin.
     31. v. To separate or open by means of a sharp point or points.
           to pick matted wool, cotton, oakum, etc.
     1. pron. A certain number, at least one.
           Some enjoy spicy food, others prefer it milder.
     2. pron. An indefinite quantity.
           Can I have some of them?
     3. pron. An indefinite amount, a part.
           please give me some of the cake;  everyone is wrong some of the time
     4. det. A certain proportion of, at least one.
           Some people like camping.
     5. det. An unspecified quantity or number of.
           Would you like some grapes?
     6. det. An unspecified amount of (something un).
           Would you like some water?
           After some persuasion, he finally agreed.
     7. det. A certain, an unspecified or unknown.
           I've just met some guy who said he knew you.
           The sequence S converges to zero for some initial value v.
     8. det. A considerable quantity or number of; approximately.
           He had edited the paper for some years.
     9. det. (informal) A remarkable.
           He is some acrobat!
     10. adv. Of a measurement: approximately, roughly
           I guess he must have weighed some 90 kilos.
           Some 30,000 spectators witnessed the feat.
           Some 4,000 acres of land were flooded.
here's some red
with some friends
     1. adj. not sympathetic
     1. n. One who is narrow-mindedly devoted to their own ideas and groups, and intolerant of (people of) differing ideas, races, genders, religions, politics, etc.
     1. prep. With the source or provenance of or at.
           This wine comes from France.
           I got a letter from my brother.
     2. prep. With the origin, starting point or initial reference of or at.
           He had books piled from floor to ceiling.
           He left yesterday from Chicago.
           Face away from the wall!
     3. prep. (mathematics, now uncommon) Denoting a subtraction operation.
           20 from 31 leaves 11.
     4. prep. With the separation, exclusion or differentiation of.
           An umbrella protects from the sun.
           He knows right from wrong.
from a single room
she got down from the chair
     1. art. Definite grammatical article that implies necessarily that an entity it articulates is presupposed; something already mentioned, or completely specified later in that same sentence, or assumed already
           I’m reading the book. (Compare I’m reading a book.)
           The street in front of your house. (Compare A street in Paris.)
           The men and women watched the man give the birdseed to the bird.
     2. art.          Used before a noun modified by a restrictive relative clause, indicating that the noun refers to a single referent defined by the relative clause.
                    The street that runs through my hometown.
     3. art. Used before an object considered to be unique, or of which there is only one at a time.
           No one knows how many galaxies there are in the universe.
           God save the Queen!
     4. art. Used before a superlative or an ordinal number modifying a noun, to indicate that the noun refers to a single item.
           That was the best apple pie ever.
     5. art.          Added to a superlative or an ordinal number to make it into a substantive.
                    That apple pie was the best.
     6. art. Introducing a singular term to be taken generically: preceding a name of something standing for a whole class.
     7. art. Used before an adjective, indicating all things (especially persons) described by that adjective.
           Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.
     8. art. Used to indicate a certain example of (a noun) which is usually of most concern or most common or familiar.
           No one in the whole country had seen it before.
           I don't think I'll get to it until the morning.
     9. art. Used before a body part (especially of someone previously mentioned), as an alternative to a possessive pronoun.
           A stone hit him on the head. (= “A stone hit him on his head.”)
     10. art. When stressed, indicates that it describes an object which is considered to be best or exclusively worthy of attention.
           That is the hospital to go to for heart surgery.
     11. adv. 1=With a comparative ormore and a verb phrase, establishes a parallel with one or more other such comparatives.
           The hotter the better.
           The more I think about it, the weaker it looks.
           The more money donated, the more books purchased, and the more happy children.
           It looks weaker and weaker, the more I think about it.
     12. adv. 1=With a comparative, and often withfor it, indicates a result more like said comparative. This can be negated withnone.
           It was a difficult time, but I’m the wiser for it.
           It was a difficult time, and I’m none the wiser for it.
           I'm much the wiser for having had a difficult time like that.
went to the sink
has the bird flown
     1. n. A Christian house of worship; a building where religious services take place.
           There is a lovely little church in the valley.
           This building used to be a church before being converted into a library.
     2. n. Christians collectively seen as a single spiritual community; Christianity.
           These worshippers make up the Church of Christ.
     3. n. A local group of people who follow the same Christian religious beliefs, local or general.
     4. n. A particular denomination of Christianity.
           The Church of England separated from the Roman Catholic Church in 1534.
     5. n. (as bare noun) Christian worship held at a church; service.
     6. n. (informal) A (non-Christian) religion; a religious group.
           She goes to a Wiccan church down the road.
     7. n. (obsolete) assembly
     8. v. (transitive, now historical) To conduct a religious service for (a woman after childbirth, or a newly married couple).
     9. v. To educate someone religiously, as in in a church.
     1. n. A body of authoritative officials organized in nested ranks.
     2. n. A social, religious, economic or political system or organization in which people or groups of people are ranked with some superior to others based on their status, authority or some other trait.
     3. n. Any group of objects ranked so that every one but the topmost is subordinate to a specified one above it.
     1. part. A particle used for marking the following verb as an infinitive.
           I want to leave.
           He asked me what to do.
           I don’t know how to say it.
           I have places to go and people to see.
     2. part. As above, with the verb implied.
           "Did you visit the museum?" "I wanted to, but it was closed.".
           If he hasn't read it yet, he ought to.
     3. part. A particle used to create phrasal verbs.
           I have to do laundry today.
     4. prep. Indicating destination: In the direction of, and arriving at.
           We are walking to the shop.
     5. prep. Used to indicate purpose.
           He devoted himself to education.
           They drank to his health.
     6. prep. Used to indicate result of action.
           His face was beaten to a pulp.
     7. prep. Used after an adjective to indicate its application.
           similar to ..., relevant to ..., pertinent to ..., I was nice to him, he was cruel to her, I am used to walking.
     8. prep. (obsolete,) As a.
           With God to friend (with God as a friend);   with The Devil to fiend (with the Devil as a foe);   lambs slaughtered to lake (lambs slaughtered as a sacrifice);   t
     9. prep. (arithmetic) Used to indicate a ratio or comparison.
           one to one = 1:1
           ten to one = 10:1.
           I have ten dollars to your four.
     10. prep. (arithmetic) Used to indicate that the preceding term is to be raised to the power of the following value; indicates exponentiation.
           Three squared or three to the second power is nine.
           Three to the power of two is nine.
           Three to the second is nine.
     11. prep. Used to indicate the indirect object.
           I gave the book to him.
     12. prep. (time) Preceding.
           ten to ten = 9:50; We're going to leave at ten to (the hour).
     13. prep. Used to describe what something consists of or contains.
           Anyone could do this job; there's nothing to it.
           There's a lot of sense to what he says.
     14. prep. (Canada, UK, Newfoundland, West Midlands) At.
           Stay where you're to and I'll come find you, b'y.
     15. adv. Toward a closed, touching or engaging position.
           Please push the door to.
     16. adv. (nautical) Into the wind.
     17. adv. misspelling of too
she began to laugh;
she did not seem able to
     1. n. A public official whose duty it is to administer the law, especially by presiding over trials and rendering judgments; a justice.
     2. n. A person who decides the fate of someone or something that has been called into question.
     3. n. A person officiating at a sports event or similar.
           At a boxing match, the decision of the judges is final.
     4. n. A person who evaluates something or forms an opinion.
           She is a good judge of wine.
           They say he is a poor judge of character considering all the unreliable friends he has made.
     5. v. To sit in judgment on; to pass sentence on.
           A higher power will judge you after you are dead.
     6. v. (intransitive) To sit in judgment, to act as judge.
           Justices in this country judge without appeal.
     7. v. To form an opinion on.
           I judge a man’s character by the cut of his suit.
     8. v. (intransitive) To arbitrate; to pass opinion on something, especially to settle a dispute etc.
           We cannot both be right: you must judge between us.
     9. v. To have as an opinion; to consider, suppose.
           I judge it safe to leave the house once again.
     10. v. (intransitive) To form an opinion; to infer.
           I judge from the sky that it might rain later.
     11. v. (transitive, intransitive) To criticize or label another person or thing.
     1. n. megayear
     2. pron. alternative case form of my often used when speaking as God or another important figure who is understood from context.
     3. det. First-person singular possessive determiner. See.
     4. det.          Belonging to me.
                    I can't find my book.
     5. det.          Associated with me.
                    My seat at the restaurant was uncomfortable.
                    Don't you know my name?
                    I recognised him because he had attended my school.
     6. det.          Related to me.
                    My parents won't let me go out tonight.
     7. det.          In the possession of me.
                    I have to take my books back to the library soon.
     8. interj. Used to express surprise, shock or amazement.
           My, what big teeth you have!
     1. v. (intransitive) To act in a manner such that one has fun; to engage in activities expressly for the purpose of recreation or entertainment.
           They played long and hard.
     2. v. To perform in (a sport); to participate in (a game).
           He plays on three teams.  Who's playing now?  play football;  play sports;  play games
     3. v.          To compete against, in a game.
     4. v.          (in the scoring of games and sports) To be the opposing score to.
                    Look at the score now ... 23 plays 8!
     5. v. (intransitive) To take part in amorous activity; to make love, fornicate; to have sex.
     6. v. To act as the indicated role, especially in a performance.
           He plays the King, and she's the Queen.  No part of the brain plays the role of permanent memory.
     7. v. (heading, transitive, intransitive) To produce music or theatre.
     8. v.          (intransitive, of a musical instrument) To produce music.
     9. v.          (intransitive, especially, of a person) To produce music using a musical instrument.
                   I've practiced the piano off and on, but I still can't play very well.
     10. v.          (transitive, especially, of a person) To produce music (or a specified song or musical style) using (a specified musical instrument).
                   I'll play the piano and you sing.  Can you play an instrument?  We especially like to play jazz together.  Play a song for me.&ems
     11. v.          (transitive, ergative) To use a device to watch or listen to the indicated recording.
                   You can play the DVD now.
     12. v.          (intransitive, of a theatrical performance) To be performed; (or of a, film) to be shown.
                   His latest film is playing in the local theatre tomorrow.
     13. v.          (transitive, of a theatrical company, or band, etc.) To perform in or at; to give performances in or at.
     14. v.          To act or perform (a play).
                   to play a comedy
     15. v. To behave in a particular way.:
     16. v.          (copulative) Contrary to fact, to give an appearance of being.
     17. v.          (intransitive) To act with levity or thoughtlessness; to trifle; to be careless.
     18. v.          (intransitive) To act; to behave; to practice deception.
     19. v.          To bring into sportive or wanton action; to exhibit in action; to execute.
                   to play tricks
     20. v. (intransitive) To move in any manner; especially, to move regularly with alternate or reciprocating motion; to operate.
           The fountain plays.
     21. v. (intransitive) To move gaily; to disport.
     22. v. To put in action or motion.
           to play cannon upon a fortification;  to play a trump in a card game
     23. v. To keep in play, as a hooked fish, in order to land it.
     24. v. (transitive, colloquial) To manipulate, deceive, or swindle someone.
           You played me!
     25. n. (formerly ) Activity for amusement only, especially among the young.
     26. n. Similar activity, in young animals, as they explore their environment and learn new skills.
     27. n. (ethology) "Repeated, incompletely functional behavior differing from more serious versions ..., and initiated voluntarily when ... in a low-stress setting.".
     28. n. The conduct, or course of a game.
     29. n. An individual's performance in a sport or game.
     30. n. (turn-based games) An action carried out when it is one's turn to play.
     31. n. A literary composition, intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue.
     32. n. A theatrical performance featuring actors.
           We saw a two-act play in the theatre.
     33. n. A major move by a business.
     34. n. A geological formation that contains an accumulation or prospect of hydrocarbons or other resources.
     35. n. The extent to which a part of a mechanism can move freely.
           No wonder the fanbelt is slipping: there’s too much play in it.
           Too much play in a steering wheel may be dangerous.
     36. n. (informal) Sexual activity or sexual role-playing.
     37. n. (archaic, now usually in compounds) Activity relating to martial combat or fighting.
           handplay, swordplay
so long as he didn't play it too late
he liked to play it of an evening in his room
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