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  • v. To compete against in a play-off.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. set into opposition or rivalry


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  • Replied the old trot, “As thy head liveth, O my daughter, I will play off higher-class rogueries in Baghdad than ever played Calamity Ahmad or Hasan the Pestilent.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So Zaynab said to her mother, “Up and play off some feint and fraud that may haply make us notorious” — And Shahrazad perceived the dawn of day and ceased saying her permitted say.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The main consequence of this is the acronyms available for activist groups seeking to play off of the vaccine’s name.

    The Panic Virus

  • So, an thou take aught, they will find it and thou wilt veil my face,225 whilst I go and play off my practice in front of the palace and feign to cast thee into the sea.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Dalilah the Wily, she said, “I have a mind to play off another trick,” to her daughter who answered, “O my mother, I fear for thee;” but the beldam cried, “I am like the bean husks which fall, proof against fire and water.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • a few days from then I began to play off again, so Mr. Edmondson thinking the high porch punishment was too good for me, made it harder for me.

    My life and travels,


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