game


game
n.
contest, match

1) to play; win a game

2) to lose a game

3) (AE) to call ('cancel') a (baseball) game

4) to throw ('purposely lose') a game

5) a close; crucial; fair game

6) a bowl (Am. football); championship; home; match (tennis); practice; wild-card (Am. professional football) game

form of recreation

7) to play a game

8) a ball; board; children's; numbers; parlor; video; word game

9) a game of chance ; a game of skill

deception

10) to see through smb.'s game

11) (AE) a con, confidence game

tactic, strategy

12) a waiting game

13) a cat-and-mouse game

hunted animals

14) to hunt; stalk game

15) big; small game

16) (fig.) fair game ('a legitimate object of attack') (to be fair game for smb.)

17) (misc.) a game preserve, refuge

prostitution

(colloq.) (BE)

18) on the game

misc.

19) the mating game (see the Usage Note for match)

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[geɪm]
'championship
a game of skill
children's
confidence game
parlor
small game
stalk game
video
wild-card (Am. professional football) game
win a game
word game
match (tennis)
(AE) a con
(AE) to call ('cancel') a (baseball) game
(misc.) a game preserve
['contest, match'] to play
['deception'] to see through smb. 's game
['form of recreation'] to play a game
['hunted animals'] to hunt
['prostitution'] (colloq.) (BE) on the game
['tactic, strategy'] a waiting game
a ball
a cat-and-mouse game
a close
a game of chance
to lose a game
to throw ('purposely lose') a game
a bowl (Am. football)
['misc. '] the mating game (see the Usage Note for match)
(fig.) fair game (to be fair game for smb.; 'a legitimate object of attack')

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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