play on (third-person singular simple present plays on, present participle playing on, simple past and past participle played on)
- To exploit by exacerbating.
- To play on a fear
- (cricket, of a batsman) to hit the ball into his own wicket, thus being out bowled
- (sports) to let the game continue after a foul has been committed, because the situation is advantageous to the team who would be awarded a foul.