play in (third-person singular simple present plays in, present participle playing in, simple past and past participle played in)
- (cricket, reflexive, play oneself in) Of a batsman, to settle and become comfortable with the conditions at the beginning of his innings.
- (soccer, transitive) To pass (someone) the ball into an attacking position.
2011 January 18, “Wolverhampton 5 - 0 Doncaster”, in BBC:
Zubar played in Doyle down the Wolves left and his ball into the box evaded several players before falling for Mujangi Bia to finally drive in a second past Neil Sullivan.