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Definition of power play noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    power play

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  1. 1[uncountable] (in hockey) a situation in which one team has more players than another because a player is off the ice as a punishment
  2. 2[countable] a powerful move by someone to get or achieve what they want She made a series of power plays to take over his job.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: power play