See also: playout
- (transitive) To play (a game etc.) to its conclusion.
2011 February 12, Nabil Hassan, “Blackburn 0 - 0 Newcastle”, in BBC:
- Newcastle and Blackburn played out a goalless draw in a game that the Magpies dominated at Ewood Park.
- (transitive) To play music to accompany the end of, or as a final segment in (a programme, broadcast etc.).
- And now, to play us out, please welcome Tom Waits.
- (intransitive) To occur in a certain manner.
- Let's keep our heads down for a little while and see how things play out.
- My date played out a little differently than I imagined.