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    Playing off something in something

    Hello,

    I came a across with the following text at Stormfront forum. The problem is that I cannot perceive what "play off" means in this text. I looked it up in Oxford Dictionary but there was no result. May you tell me what "play off" denotes in this context?

    This is all hate propaganda, just as this article is meant to be, by playing off these pre-programmed anti-white slurs in your robotic little brains.
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    Re: Playing off something in something

    It means to base something on. Your quoted text was written by a bigot.
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    Re: Playing off something in something

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Your quoted text was written by a bigot.
    That seems a bit prejudiced in and of itself, without even knowing what the author is responding to. Seems like he's actually calling out somebody else for bigoted language.

    Unless you consider calling somebody a bigot bigotry.
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    Re: Playing off something in something

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It means to base something on. Your quoted text was written by a bigot.
    Well, I looked base something on up in Oxford Dictionary. It has provided an example for learners that I quote it below, but I couldn't understand neither the example of Oxford nor the usage of "play off" in the original text.

    What are you basing this theory on?

    I would appreciate you if you would explain more about them.

    Regards.

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    Re: Playing off something in something

    Quote Originally Posted by Flogger View Post
    Hello,

    I came a across with the following text at on the Stormfront forum. The problem is that I cannot perceive work out/understand what "play off" means in this text. I looked it up in the Oxford Dictionary but there was no result. May Can you tell me what "play off" denotes in this context?

    Regards.
    See above. We don't "come a across with" something in this context. It's just "I came across xxx".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Playing off something in something

    Quote Originally Posted by Flogger View Post
    Well, I looked base something on up in Oxford Dictionary. It has provided an example for learners that I quote it below, but I couldn't understand neither the example of Oxford nor the usage of "play off" in the original text.

    • What are you basing this theory on?

    I would appreciate you if you would explain more about them.
    It means to build an argument on. For example, Dmitri Mendeleev observed certain common attributes among groups of elements. He based his periodic table of the elements on these attributes.
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