bring something into play


bring something into play
to make something start to have an effect

If they continue to deliver late, we'll have to bring the penalty charge into play.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • bring something into play — phrase to make something start to have an effect If they continue to deliver late, we’ll have to bring the penalty charge into play. Thesaurus: to make something start to exist or happensynonym Main entry: play * * * cause something to begin… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring something into play — bring (something) into play to begin to involve or use something in order to help you do something. Even bringing into play all the resources available would not resolve the immediate shortfall in production …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring sth into play — bring/call sth into play ► to start to use something for a particular purpose: »Special computer software programs were brought into play during the vote recount. Main Entry: ↑play …   Financial and business terms

  • bring into play — bring (something) into play to begin to involve or use something in order to help you do something. Even bringing into play all the resources available would not resolve the immediate shortfall in production …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring/call sth into play — ► to start to use something for a particular purpose: »Special computer software programs were brought into play during the vote recount. Main Entry: ↑play …   Financial and business terms

  • call sth into play — bring/call sth into play ► to start to use something for a particular purpose: »Special computer software programs were brought into play during the vote recount. Main Entry: ↑play …   Financial and business terms

  • play — play1 [ pleı ] verb *** ▸ 1 take part in sport/game ▸ 2 make music/sound ▸ 3 have part in play, etc. ▸ 4 when children have fun ▸ 5 when light moves ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive to take part in a sport or game: The girls are out… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • play */*/*/ — I UK [pleɪ] / US verb Word forms play : present tense I/you/we/they play he/she/it plays present participle playing past tense played past participle played 1) [intransitive/transitive] to take part in a sport or game The children were playing… …   English dictionary

  • play — 1 /pleI/ verb 1 CHILDREN (I, T) when children play, they do things that they enjoy, often together or with toys: The children ran off to play on the beach. | play sth: The boys were playing soldiers. | I don t want to play that game! (+ with):… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • play*/*/*/ — [pleɪ] verb I 1) [I/T] to take part in a sport or game The children were playing football in the park.[/ex] He played for AC Milan before he was transferred to Arsenal.[/ex] 2) [I/T] to compete against someone in a sport or game She plays the… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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