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to take part in a sport or game
if children play at something, they pretend to be someone else or to be involved in a particular type of situation
if children or animals romp, they play or move around in a lively and often noisy way
to play in a happy way with a lot of energy and movement
to play in a very lively or rough way
to play on a seesaw
mainly literary to run, jump, and play like a young child or animal
old-fashioned to play happily
to have fun by joking or playing
an employment concept in which people are paid for each specific, short-term task that they do and don't have conventional contracts of employment
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