30. play up to Informal,
a. ingratiate oneself, get on the good or right side of, Inf. rub the right way, worm or work oneself in, Inf. get in with, Inf. get cozy or tight with.
b. flatter, wheedle, cajole, blandish, Inf. soft-soap, Inf. apple-polish, SI. butter up, SI. brownnose; puff, puff up, inflate; fawn, toady, toadeat, truckle, SI. fall all over; court, pay court to, curry favor, dance attendance upon, SI. buddy up to, SI. shine up to, SI. suck up to; lick [s.o.'s] shoes, lick or kiss [s.o.'s] feet, Inf. bootlick; agree to anything, Inf. be a yes man to.
31. play with fire a. tempt Providence, defy danger, court destruction, go in harm's way, ask for trouble, skate on thin ice, dance on the razor's edge, put one's head in the lion's mouth, beard the lion in his den, march up to the cannon's mouth, play Russian roulette,
b. get hurt, hurt oneself, burn one's fingers; SI. stick one's nose where it doesn't belong.
playbill, n. (all of a play) program, slate, bill, card; notice, announcement, advertisement, poster, placard; flier, leaflet, handout.
playboy, n. womanizer, ladies' man, man about town, woman-chaser, SI. skirt-chaser, SI. wolf, SI. lover boy, SI. tomcat, SI. masher, SI. make-out artist, SI. man on the make; rake, rakehell, rouŁ, profligate, wanton, debauchee, libertine, Inf. rip, SI. swinger; philanderer, trifler, dallier, gay dog, gay deceiver, gallant, flirt, Obs. coquet, Inf. two-timer; Don Juan, Casanova, Lothario, Romeo, charmer, Inf. lady-killer, SI. stud, SI. sheik.
player, n. 1. funmaker, frolicker, sport; reveler, carouser, wassailer, merrymaker, SI. cutup; hedonist, pleasure-seeker, pleasure-lover.
2. athlete, sportsman, sporter, Inf jock; ballplayer, baseballer, footballer, basketballer; competitor, contestant, contender, vier, participant.
3. actor, actress, performer, entertainer, stage player, stage performer, playactor, role player; trouper, SI. ham, theatrician, thespian, Roscian, histiio, histrion, Archaic, histrionic; personator, impersonator, mimic, mummer, mime, Rare, mimester, pantomimist.
4. musician, music maker, music man, minstrel, Inf. tunester; virtuoso, master; classical musician, Inf. longhair; jazz musician, jazzman; rock and roller, rocker, hard rocker, punk; folk singer, Inf. folkie.
5. gambler, bettor, wagerer, gamester, Brit, punter, Inf. piker, Inf. tinhorn, Inf. crapshooter, SI. boneshaker, SI. big-timer; speculator, adventurer, adventurist, risk-taker, hazarder, Inf. plunger.
playful, adj. 1. sportive, gamesome, frolicsome, full of fun, fun-loving; high-spirited, frisky, coltish, skittish, Inf. full of beans, Inf. feeling one's oats; mischievous, full of mischief, scampish, devilish, impish, elfish; waggish, prankish, tricksy.
2. humorous, amusing, funny, witty; joking, jesting, Inf. joshing, facetious, half-serious, tongue-in-cheek.
playground, n. park, recreation area or field, field, playing field, sand lot, tot lot.
playhouse, n. theater, amphitheater, theater in the round; odeum, hall, music hall, concert hall, opera house, auditorium.
plaything, n. 1. toy; bauble, knickknack, gim-crack, gewgaw; doll, Baby Talk, dolly; hobbyhorse, rocking horse; top, whirligig; ball; jack-in-the-box.
2. dupe, fool, pigeon, SI. fall guy; tool, instrument, puppet, minion, pawn, dummy, creature, cat's paw, SI. stooge.
My Account / Test History
The difference is that poison gets into your body if you inhale it (breathe it in), ingest it (eat or drink), or touch it. Venom gets into your body if it is injected in, such as through a bite or a sting.
Certain snakes are venomous, because they bite you and inject their venom (although many native English speakers say "poisonous snake"). Scorpions and some spiders are also venomous, because they bite or sting you. There are plants and frogs that are poisonous - you will get sick if you touch them or eat them.
Sometimes people use poison to kill other people - by secretly putting it into their food or drink. When this happens, we say the victim was poisoned.