생활영어 – ‘Play’가 들어간 표현

‘play’가 들어간 영어 표현을 정리해 보았습니다.
다양한 뜻과 뉘앙스를 가진 영어 숙어가 많으니 참고하세요!

Play about 또는 Play around : ~ 함부로 대하다/가지고 놀다
Don’t play around with my tools!
I can’t believe that my boyfriend was playing around with my best friend!
You shouldn’t play around with other people’s feelings.

Play along with : (~에) 동의하는 체하다
I decided to play along with her idea.

Play at : 장난/재미삼아 ~을 하다
The children were playing at Superheroes all morning.
Sam is only playing at being an actor, he’s really studying to be a doctor.

Play away : 원정 경기를 하다
Pittsburgh is about to play an important away game.

Play back : (테이프·비디오 등을) 틀어 주다
Play that last section back to me again.
I had to play the voice message back several times before I could make out what he was saying.

Play down : ~을 폄하하다/깎아내리다
Never play down his ability.
The company is trying to play down the fact that their product causes environmental damage.

Play off : 속이다, …에[가짜]를 떠넘기다
They were maddened when they found they had been played off by their opponents.

Play off against : (자신이 유리하도록) 서로 싸움을 붙이다
Sometimes they are played off against each other.

Play up : 말썽을 부리다. ~을 괴롭히다
The children have been playing up all day. I’m exhausted!
My computer has been playing up recently, I better back up my work.

Play up to : 맞장구를 치다, …에게 아부하다
Mark is really playing up to the new boss in the hope that he will get a promotion.

Play with : ~을 만지작거리다/ ~을 가지고 장난하다/(사람·사람의 감정을) 가지고 놀다
Don’t take everything so seriously! I was only playing with you!
Richard always plays with the emotions of his girlfriends.
The way that Jim plays with words is fantastic; he should be a writer!

 

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