play off

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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to set against)
a. enfrentar
Jacob was a canny salesman, and would play off one potential buyer against the other.Jacob era un vendedor astuto y solía enfrentar a dos potenciales compradores entre sí.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
2. (sports)
a. jugar el desempate
If Italy loses, Ireland and France will play off next Wednesday.Si pierde Italia, Irlanda y Francia jugarán el desempate el próximo miércoles.
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play off
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a.
she played her two enemies off against each otherenfrentó a sus dos enemigos entre sí
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play off
transitive verb
to play one person off against another enfrentar a una persona con otra
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
(Dep) jugar un partido de desempate
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