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play off

 
Noun play off has 1 sense
  1. playoff - any final competition to determine a championship
    --1 is a kind of contest, competition
    --1 has part: playoff game
    --1 has particulars: World Series
    Derived form: verb play off1
Verb play off has 1 sense
  1. pit, oppose, match, play off - set into opposition or rivalry; "let them match their best athletes against ours"; "pit a chess player against the Russian champion"; "He plays his two children off against each other"
    --1 is one way to confront, face
    Derived form: noun playoff1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
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