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[attributive] Not genuine; make-believe:‘they're at the age when they want more than a play-play watch’
- ‘The country's only independent newspaper and dispossessed white farmers face “play-play” legal instruments as their government continues to manipulate the law and legal institutions to suit its nefarious aims.’
- ‘Make up a younger sister and get the shop assistants to try on tops for you to get an idea of what to buy for your play-play sister's birthday.’
- ‘Some parents have found it beneficial to buy a “play-play” doctor set.’
- ‘Apart from this, all explosives were dangerous, and even small ‘play-play’ fireworks could be used to make bombs, he said.’
- ‘Try your play-play ad campaign on somebody else's third World country.’
verb[NO OBJECT]South African
Engage in make-believe:[with clause] ‘I could play-play I was a beach boy’
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