verb (used without object)
to engage in make-believe.
to be insincere or affected in speech, manner, etc.:
It’s hard to get away with playacting with members of one’s own family.
to perform in a play.
verb (used with object)
to dramatize (something):
They playacted the movements of a burglar.
- Play-action pass
[pley-ak-shuh n] /ˈpleɪˌæk ʃən/ noun, Football. 1. a pass play designed to deceive the defense by appearing to be a running play, in which the quarterback fakes a hand-off to a back before throwing a forward pass.
noun 1. a broker representing a playwright in dealings with theater managers, producers, etc.
- Play a losing game
see under losing battle
- Play around with someone