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
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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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