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to play sth down

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  • play sth down — UK US play sth down Phrasal Verb with play({{}}/pleɪ/ verb ► to say that something is not important, especially because you do not want it to be known publicly: »Insiders are playing the matter down, stressing the investigation is industry wide… …   Financial and business terms

  • ˌplay sth ˈdown — phrasal verb to try to make a problem or difficult situation seem less important than it is At first the government played down the threat to public health.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • play something down — MAKE LIGHT OF, make little of, gloss over, de emphasize, downplay, understate; soft pedal, tone down, diminish, trivialize, underrate, underestimate, undervalue; disparage, belittle, scoff at, sneer at, shrug off; …   Useful english dictionary

  • play — 1 /pleI/ verb 1 CHILDREN (I, T) when children play, they do things that they enjoy, often together or with toys: The children ran off to play on the beach. | play sth: The boys were playing soldiers. | I don t want to play that game! (+ with):… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • play — ▪ I. play play 1 [pleɪ] verb [transitive] 1. play the market( s) FINANCE if you play the market, you buy and sell shares on the stockmarket, especially to make a quick profit rather than as an investment for the future: • Unless you can afford to …   Financial and business terms

  • play*/*/*/ — [pleɪ] verb I 1) [I/T] to take part in a sport or game The children were playing football in the park.[/ex] He played for AC Milan before he was transferred to Arsenal.[/ex] 2) [I/T] to compete against someone in a sport or game She plays the… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • play — play1 W1S1 [pleı] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(children)¦ 2¦(sports/games)¦ 3¦(music)¦ 4¦(radio/cd etc)¦ 5¦(theatre/film)¦ 6 play a part/role 7 play ball 8¦(pretend)¦ 9¦(behave)¦ 10 play games …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • play something up — EMPHASIZE, accentuate, call attention to, point up, underline, highlight, spotlight, foreground, feature, stress, accent. → play * * * emphasize the extent or importance of something the mystery surrounding his death was played up by the media *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • downplay — [ˌdaʊnˈpleɪ] verb [T] to deliberately make a situation seem less serious or important than it is Syn: play sth down …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • put — W1S1 [put] v past tense and past participle put present participle putting [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move to place)¦ 2¦(change somebody s situation/feelings)¦ 3¦(write/print something)¦ 4¦(express)¦ 5 put a stop/an end to something 6 put something into… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • run — run1 W1S1 [rʌn] v past tense ran [ræn] past participle run present participle running ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move quickly using your legs)¦ 2¦(race)¦ 3¦(organize/be in charge of )¦ 4¦(do something/go somewhere quickly)¦ 5¦(buses/trains etc)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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