English version

play something ↔ back

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishplay something ↔ back phrasal verbTCRto play something that has been recorded on a machine so that you can listen to it or watch it He played back his answering machine messages. play→ See Verb table
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play backA surprise onside kick followed, then three drives of at least six plays.However, as a compensation, I tend to draw comic devils playing fiddles.Their two-try victory was built on a solid performance by the forwards and inventive play from the backs.But the play was called back after Kofi Nartey was called for holding on the opposite side of the field.There would be months in which they could play it back at leisure.Can your Centre Forward put one in against Fatty Phil, or will he be playing Left Back in the changing rooms?However, Turner was involved in another play that brought back some bad memories for Raiders fans.The next day, when he had sobered up, she insisted on playing it back to him.
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Verb table
play
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyplay
he, she, itplays
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyplayed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave played
he, she, ithas played
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad played
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill play
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have played
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam playing
he, she, itis playing
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you, we, theyare playing
Past
I, he, she, itwas playing
you, we, theywere playing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been playing
he, she, ithas been playing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been playing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be playing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been playing
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