[pley-ak-shuh n] /ˈpleɪˌæk ʃən/
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
- Play at something
verb phrase To pretend to do something: Play tennis? Well, I play at it (1840+)