Power-play meaning

A strategic maneuver, as in politics, diplomacy, or business, based on the use or threatened use of power as a means of coercion.
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An offensive play, as in sports, in which force is concentrated in one area; specif., in ice hockey and indoor soccer, one that occurs when the defensive team is shorthanded due to penalties.
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An attempt to attain an end, as in politics or business, through the use of power rather than finesse.
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(ice hockey) In ice hockey, the situation where a team has a numerical advantage on the ice due to one or more penalties given to the opposing team.
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(sports) A similar situation in other ball games such as lacrosse, indoor soccer, rugby and cricket.
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Tactics used to magnify power or influence.
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