role-play(redirected from role-played)
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v. role-played, role-playing, role-plays
To act out (a situation), as for therapeutic , educational, or recreational purposes: "He mixed learning and playing—once he asked the children to role-play the Berlin Conference" (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie).
To assume or act out a particular role: "When I hire people I role-play with them ... to see how they take pressure" (Peter Schrag).
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verb To act out a sexual fantasy, which may include BDSM activities, fetishism, paraphilias, etc., typically with a partner.
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