Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb play_out

4 senses of play out

Sense 1
run down, exhaust, play out, sap, tire -- (deplete; "exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our strength")
       => consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out -- (use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week")

Sense 2
play out -- (perform or be performed to the end; "How will the election drama be played out?")
       => perform -- (give a performance (of something); "Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight"; "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera")

Sense 3
play out -- (play to a finish; "We have got to play this game out, even thought it is clear that we have last")
       => play -- (participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches")

Sense 4
play out -- (become spent or exhausted; "The champion's strength played out fast")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

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