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Verb: play out  'pley,awt
  1. Deplete, exhaust or weaken
    "We quickly played out our strength";
    - run down, exhaust, sap, tire
  2. Perform or be performed to the end
    "How will the election drama be played out?"
  3. (game) play to a finish
  4. Become spent or exhausted
    "The champion's strength played out fast"

Derived forms: plays out, played out, playing out

See also: play

Type of: change, consume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, perform, play, run through, use up, wipe out