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play along

vb. (context idiomatic English) To take part in a charade, deception, or practical joke

play along
  1. v. cooperate or pretend to cooperate; "He decided to play long with with the burglars for the moment" [syn: go along]

  2. perform an accompaniment to; "The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano" [syn: accompany, follow]

Usage examples of "play along".

Better to let the children play along the edges of ournew rule for a while.

Better to let the children play along the edges of our new rule for a while.

She'd been ready to play along, toohow did you go about saying no to the king of the gods?

I might make an outrageous comment in a meeting just to see whether the other people play along or take a stand and disagree.

I'll play along for a moment and pretend that there really are such things.

The corona of light above the moon became suddenly brighter, the heavens beyond were illuminated, the stars retired, and light began to play along the ridges of the distant mountains.

I am no longer willing to play along with her with all that nonsense!

But in case one or both groups were monitoring, she had to play along with this scenario.

This whole thing was a setup by Chekov, and they would undoubtedly play along with whatever he came up with.