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play down

verb as in pretend as if something were unimportant

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And Western capitals sought to play down the Russian invasion.

He goes to Houston for a lot of money and he gets tired and doesn't want to play down there because they never score any runs.

You could try desperately to play down the fascination and keep your prodigious private...private.

Perhaps she was trying to play down her destiny as future Queen, but she replied “Mrs Cambridge”.

Rosen says that I “play down the magnitude of the Palestinian demand for a right of return” for refugees.

You will find there A fitter hand than mine, to reach her frets, And play down diddle to her.Petro.

Nobody has lived in it for years and years but I used to play down here when I was a little girl and had time to play.

It won't do, with your political record, to try to play down these stories of a gigantic criminal conspiracy.

The mere suggestion of the thing is sufficient to cause a cold shudder to play down the spinal column of John Bull.

It pointed up the very thing he was trying to play down, and raised a general laugh.


On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to play down, such as: belittle, de-emphasize, gloss over, minimize, mute, and soften.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.