play verb definition in Exercise topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

play

 verb: Exercise topic
[transitive, intransitive] play (something) (with/against somebody) to be involved in a game; to compete against somebody in a game play something to play football/chess/cards, etc. play somebody France are playing Wales tomorrow. play somebody at something Have you played her at squash yet? play for somebody He plays for Cleveland. play against somebody France are playing against Wales on Saturday. + adv./prep. Evans played very well.