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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to develop or end in a particular way
    They disagreed violently, and no one knew how the situation would play out.
  2. 2
    [transitive] [always passive] if an event or situation is played out in a particular way, it happens in that way
    His career as a writer was played out against a background of alcoholism.
  3. 3
    [transitive] if you play out a situation, you pretend that it is really happening
    Children often play out quite violent scenes.
  4. 4
    [transitive]play out something to continue to play a sport until the end of a particular period
    She played out the rest of her career in America.
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