play out

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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 enact)
a. llevar a cabo
The actors played out the scene with such conviction that there wasn't a dry eye in the house.Los actores llevaron a cabo la escena con tal convicción que no había nadie en el público que no estuviera llorando.
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. (to take place)
a. desarrollarse
If I had known how things would play out, I never would have moved to this town.Si hubiera sabido como se desarrollarían las cosas, nunca me habría mudado a este pueblo.
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play out
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.
the drama being played out before themla tragedia que se desarrolla ante sus ojos
play out
transitive verb
1 (enact) llevar a cabo; [+fantasy etc] realizar
...the political power struggle being played out in Cambodia The film has eerie parallels with the drama being played out in real life
they are playing out a drama of revenge están representando un drama de venganza
2
to be played out [+person, argument] estar agotado
3
the organ played the congregation out el órgano iba tocando mientras salían los fieles
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