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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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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in an interview published Thursday, played down any immediate nuclear threat from North Korea but urged China to persuade Pyongyang to return to six-party talks on its nuclear ambitions.
13) The idea that dancing was the only exercise available to most working-class women may be defensible, but it ignores the importance of (for example) cycling, rambling and team sports in the inter-war years, which should certainly not be played down.
Yet somehow, sexuality is played down low, way down (Tiepo)lo, articulating neither homo- nor metro-, while art-historical down lo(ad) is hyperbolically shot all over the place.
Though one study played down the health risk to those wearing heavy backpacks, orthopedists recommend that the bags weigh no more than 15 percent of the carrier's weight (15 pounds for a 100-pound person).
In follow-up interviews, university spokesmen played down the dorm's new tubs, modular furniture, and Internet connections for every resident.
It was recently revealed that 1950s nuclear testing, its dangers all along played down in much the same way, was much worse than earlier believed.
INTER MILAN president Massimo Moratti has played down suggestions Ronaldo was partying away his time in Rio instead of fighting to get fit.
A Sinn Fein spokesman also played down the chances of an imminent breakthrough, saying the gap between the British Government and republicans over policing was as wide as ever.
Though some have linked the controversial tower to ongoing efforts by City Planning Commission chairman Joseph Rose to overhaul zoning laws (a set of proposals called Unified Bulk,) Rose played down the connection.
The organization played down the ruling, noting that its board had "authorized a sweeping reorganization .
Between the white exhibition volumes, spaces are slightly played down, with grey concrete ceilings and columns, concrete pavers, and galvanised steel for all metal parts from glazed wall to light fittings and furniture.
While some pupils across Britain were boasting they had six top passes, 18-year-old Chika Uzoigwe played down his record-breaking achievement.