[pley-awf, -of] /ˈpleɪˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
(in competitive sports) the playing of an extra game, rounds, innings, etc., in order to settle a tie.
a series of games or matches, as between the leading teams of two leagues, in order to decide a championship:
In America the most exciting play-off is the World Series.
- Play on someone
verb phrase To treat roughly;intimidatephysically: IfTonystoleyourwoman you’ll get your chance to play on him/ Dreamer can’t play Man on Shake. Shake’ll dust his ass (1970s+)
noun 1. a pun or the act of punning. noun 1. another term for pun1 (sense 1) phrase a pun A word or turn of phrase with a double meaning, a pun or other humorous use of language. For example, Shakespeare was a master at plays on words—his dramas are full of puns. [ First […]
- Play pattycake
verb phrase To cooperate cozily; play footsie: They point to the hypocrisy of local law enforcement that plays pattycake with the Mafia up on the Strip [1976+; fr a game one plays with infants]
[pley-pen] /ˈpleɪˌpɛn/ noun 1. a small enclosure, usually portable, in which a young child can safely alone without constant supervision. 2. (defs 2, 3). /ˈpleɪˌpɛn/ noun 1. a small enclosure, usually portable, in which a young child can be left to play in safety (IBM) A room where programmers work. Compare salt mines. [Jargon File]