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power play

power play

 
pronunciation:
paU r pleI
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an offensive maneuver in team sports, in which force is concentrated on a small area.
definition 2: a situation, as in hockey, in which one team is shorthanded because one or more players are in the penalty box.
definition 3: a method or operation, as in politics or business, that depends on power, or the threat of employing it, for success.