Definition of Power play

1. Noun. An aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power. "She laughed at this sexual power play and walked away"

Exact synonyms: Squeeze, Squeeze Play
Generic synonyms: Attempt, Effort, Endeavor, Endeavour, Try
Derivative terms: Squeeze, Squeeze



2. Noun. A play in which there is a concentration of players in one location on the field of play. "They used a power play to return the kickoff"
Category relationships: American Football, American Football Game
Generic synonyms: Football Play

3. Noun. (ice hockey) a play in which one team has a numerical advantage over the other as a result of penalties. "The team was unable to capitalize on the power play"
Category relationships: Hockey, Hockey Game, Ice Hockey
Generic synonyms: Play

Definition of Power play

1. Noun. (context: ice hockey) In ice hockey, the situation where a team has a numerical advantage on the ice due to one or more penalties given to the opposing team. ¹

2. Noun. (context: sports) A similar situation in other ball games such as lacrosse, indoor soccer, rugby and cricket. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Power Play

power mower
power nap
power naps
power of appointment
power of attorney
power of termination
power off
power on
power outage
power pack
power packs
power pill
power pills
power plant
power plants
power play (current term)
power plays
power point
power points
power politics
power pop
power pylon
power saw
power saws
power series
power service
power set
power sets
power sharing
power shovel

Literary usage of Power play

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Coexisting Mental Illness and by Richard Ries (1996)
"Redefining is used as a power play to get the focus off the person in question. ... power play—This strategy is to use power plays whenever one isn't ..."

2. Daily Summer Activities, Moving From Third To Fourth Grade by Martha C. Cheney (2000)
"Build vocabulary power. Play word games such as Scrabble®, Pictionary®, Balderdash®, ... Build memory power. Play "Going to Grandmother's House. ..."

3. Daily Summer Activities, Moving from Fourth to Fifth Grade by Jill Norris (2000)
"Build vocabulary power. Play word games such as Scrabble®, Pictionary®, Balderdash®, ... Build memory power. Play "Going to Grandmother's House. ..."

4. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Religious Education Association (1907)
"Play deepens the chest, co-ordinates nerve and muscle, makes for organic vigor and physical power. Play provides exercise for the various organs of the body ..."

5. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Religious Education Association (1907)
"... and physical power. Play provides exercise for the various organs of the body, according to their natural function, and thus is far more effective in ..."

6. The Sanitarian by Medico-Legal Society of New York (1899)
"Such children are more thoughtful and have broader natures, but lack adapting power. Play, physically, gets one into the habit of doing things for the ..."

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