To flatter; be compliant: If you play up to him he’ll think you’re brilliant
[1826+; fr the behavior of an actor who gives featuring support to another]
[pley-wair] /ˈpleɪˌwɛər/ noun 1. .
[pley-rahyt] /ˈpleɪˌraɪt/ noun 1. a writer of ; dramatist. /ˈpleɪˌraɪt/ noun 1. a person who writes plays n. 1680s, from play (n.) + wright.
[pley-rahy-ting] /ˈpleɪˌraɪ tɪŋ/ noun 1. the art or technique of , ; the work or profession of a playwright.
[plah-zuh, plaz-uh] /ˈplɑ zə, ˈplæz ə/ noun 1. a public square or open space in a city or town. 2. . 3. an area along an expressway where public facilities, as service stations and rest rooms, are available. /ˈplɑːzə; Spanish ˈplaθa/ noun 1. an open space or square, esp in Spain or a Spanish-speaking country […]