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To play

play

verb

to take part in a sport or game

romp

verb

if children or animals romp, they play or move around in a lively and often noisy way

frolic

verb

to play in a happy way with a lot of energy and movement

play at

if children play at something, they pretend to be someone else or to be involved in a particular type of situation

sport

verb

to play happily

roughhouse

verb

to play in a rough noisy way

horse around

to play in a very lively or rough way

gambol

verb

to run, jump, and play like a young child or animal

seesaw

verb

to play on a seesaw

play rough

to play in a violent way

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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