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A smile played on one's lips ? Hello, I came across this expression "a smile played on his lips," and I am wondering what's the meaning of 'play' here...? Is it drawn, appear, or something else? Thanks in advance
Aug 5, 2018 6:07 AM
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It would be helpful to have more context, but it is saying a smile "began to appear on his lips".
August 5, 2018
http://learnersdictionary.com/definition/play 14 [no object] : to move in a lively and irregular way A knowing smile played on/about her lips. We watched the moonlight playing on the water.
August 5, 2018
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