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 game game

noun

  • ( ) a contest with rules to determine a winner  ( game )
    a contest with rules to determine a winner
     you need four people to play this game
    you need four people to play this game
  • ( ) a single play of a sport or other contest  ( game )
    a single play of a sport or other contest
     the game lasted two hours
    the game lasted two hours
  • ( ) an amusement or pastime  ( game )
    an amusement or pastime
     they played word games
    they played word games
     he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time
    he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time
     his life was all fun and games
    his life was all fun and games
  • ( ) animal hunted for food or sport  ( game )
    animal hunted for food or sport
  • frivolous or trifling behavior  ( game )
    frivolous or trifling behavior
     for actors, memorizing lines is no game
    for actors, memorizing lines is no game
     for him, life is all fun and games
    for him, life is all fun and games
  • your occupation or line of work  ( biz, game )
    your occupation or line of work
     he's in the plumbing game
    he's in the plumbing game
     she's in show biz
    she's in show biz
  • the game equipment needed in order to play a particular game  ( game )
    the game equipment needed in order to play a particular game
     the child received several games for his birthday
    the child received several games for his birthday
  • a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)  ( game, plot, secret plan )
    a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
     they concocted a plot to discredit the governor
    they concocted a plot to discredit the governor
     I saw through his little game from the start
    I saw through his little game from the start
  • the flesh of wild animals that is used for food  ( game )
    the flesh of wild animals that is used for food
  • (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win  ( game )
    (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win
     the game is 6 all
    the game is 6 all
     he is serving for the game
    he is serving for the game
  • (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves  ( game )
    (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves
  • adj

  • willing to face danger  ( game, gamey, gamy, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky )
    willing to face danger
  • disabled in the feet or legs  ( crippled, game, gimpy, halt, halting, lame )
    disabled in the feet or legs
     a crippled soldier
    a crippled soldier
     a game leg
    a game leg
  • verb

  • place a bet on  ( back, bet on, gage, game, punt, stake )
    place a bet on
     Which horse are you backing?
    Which horse are you backing?
     I'm betting on the new horse
    I'm betting on the new horse


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