play out

play out ( out)

     v 1: deplete; "exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our
          strength" [syn: run down, exhaust, sap, tire]
     2: perform or be performed to the end; "How will the  election
        drama be played out?"
     3: play (a game) 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"