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1. To try, especially by subtle and devious methods, to rob a prospective victim. "Every mob in town is making a play for that ghee (fellow) to beat (rob) him for that ice (diamond jewelry) of his, but he's a pretty hip (alert and sophisticated) gent. He done a bit (served a prison term)." 2. To attempt to win the favor of, especially to seduce, a woman or homosexual.

- american underworld dictionary - 1950

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