to do something for fun
Past Participle form
I play with my daughter a lot.
She plays the guitar.
A: Do you play any games?
B: Yes, I play lots on my XBox.
A: Nice. I haven't played on an XBox for years.
Last night I played cards with my friends.
We played a football team last week and they beat us.
A: Did you play tennis on holiday?
B: No, they didn't have a court. We played badminton instead.
A: Did you win?
B: Nah, I lost badly.
I'm playing netball later.
We're playing with my son's friend today.
A: Am I playing tonight?
B: Nope, our game has been cancelled.
A: Great - I get to go out.
I've played football for ten years now.
He had played Hamlet on stage before he was 30 years old.
A: How long have you played basketball?
B: I've played it for about five years but I haven't played for a while.
A: Oh why's that?
B: I've hurt my ankle.