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 for play out
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  play out
      v 1: deplete; "exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out
           our strength" [syn: run down, exhaust, play out,
           sap, tire]
      2: perform or be performed to the end; "How will the election
         drama be played out?"
      3: play to a finish; "We have got to play this game out, even
         thought it is clear that we have last"
      4: become spent or exhausted; "The champion's strength played
         out fast"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  28 Moby Thesaurus words for "play out":
     blow, break down, burn out, collapse, crack up, droop, drop, faint,
     fatigue, flag, gasp, get tired, give out, grow weary, jade, pant,
     peter out, poop out, puff, puff and blow, run down, run out, sink,
     succumb, tire, weary, wheeze, wilt

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