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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power;
- Example: "she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away"
[syn: power play, squeeze play, squeeze]

2. a play in which there is a concentration of players in one location on the field of play;
- Example: "they used a power play to return the kickoff"

3. (ice hockey) a play in which one team has a numerical advantage over the other as a result of penalties;
- Example: "the team was unable to capitalize on the power play"


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

power play n 1: an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power; "she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away" [syn: power play, squeeze play, squeeze] 2: 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" 3: (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"