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The phrase of "play a role" = "serve a function in"?



 
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The phrase of "play a role" = "serve a function in"? #1 (permalink) Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:49 am   The phrase of "play a role" = "serve a function in"?
 

The phrase of "play a role " means "acts the part of" or "serve a function in"?

and could you show the meaning of each phrase?
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The phrase of "play a role" = "serve a function in"? #2 (permalink) Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:05 pm   The phrase of "play a role" = "serve a function in"?
 

In the movie "Evelyn", Aidan Quinn acts the part of Irish-American lawyer Nick.

Water serves a function in digestion.

The meaning of each phrase is, as you suggested, "play a role".
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