Definition of power play noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    power play

    BrE BrE//ˈpaʊə pleɪ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpaʊər pleɪ//
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  1. 1(in ice hockey) a situation in which one team has more players than another because a player is off the ice as a punishment
  2. 2a way of behaving that shows or increases a person’s power, especially in a relationship political power play
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: power play