Godan verb with bu ending, intransitive verb
1. to play; to enjoy oneself; to have a good time
  • ふたり2人
  • こども子供
  • とお通り
  • あそ遊んでいた
  • There were two children playing on the street.
2. to mess about (with alcohol, gambling, philandery, etc.)
  • その
  • きかい機械
  • いま
  • あそ遊んでいる
  • The machine is lying idle.
3. to be idle; to do nothing; to be unused
4. to go to (for pleasure or for study)as 〜に遊ぶ
5. to intentionally throw a ball to lower the batter's concentrationBaseball term
Other forms
遊ぶ 【あすぶ】
あすぶ: Out-dated or obsolete kana usage.


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