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present tense
I/you/we/theyplay on
he/she/itplays on
present participleplaying on
past tenseplayed on
past participleplayed on
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    [transitive]play on something to use a situation or emotions such as fear or worry in order to get what you want
    She plays on the fact that people feel sorry for her.
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normcore

a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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boutonnière

a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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