- To play (a game etc.) to its conclusion.
- To play music to accompany the end of, or as a final segment in (a programme, broadcast etc.).
- And now, to play us out, please welcome...Tom Waits.
- (intransitive) To occur in a certain manner.
- Let's keep our heads down for a little while and see how things play out.
- My date played out a little differently than I imagined.