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Play

Informal for an investment or investment decision, especially one that becomes profitable.

play

1. An investment.
2. See direct play.
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We never are too old for this, my dear, because it is a play we are playing all the time in one way or another.
Again, another reminded her of children at play, and still another of nothing on earth but a demure lady stroking a cat.
For her own gratification she could have wished that something might be acted, for she had never seen even half a play, but everything of higher consequence was against it.
Yet I was not then taking notes merely in order to be able to give you a description of roulette, but in order to get my bearings as to my behaviour when I myself should begin to play.
The rules of match play governed the contests, and Archibald disposed of his first three opponents before the twelfth hole.
Don't ask me to play Nibs with you again," he said to Philip.
They tried to play on the road, but the road was very dusty and full of hard stones, and they did not like it.
Rostov sat down by his side and at first did not play.
I know naught of Helium and O-Tar is our warlord," replied E-Med; "but I do know that I would examine more closely the prize that I shall play for and win.
Presently the boy took a ball from his tunic, and, pointing at a little bush near them, said, "Stand you there, Lady Maud, by yonder bush, I would play at toss.
He had come down to the States to play the man's game, not the woman's game; and the men he had not yet learned.
Next, as the mate had seen Skipper do in play, Jerry had his jowls seized in a tooth-clattering shake that was absolutely different from the Skipper's rough love-shake.