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gamenoun

 us   /ɡeɪm/

game noun (ENTERTAINMENT)

[C] an entertaining activity, esp. one played by children, or a sports competition: a baseball/basketball/football/soccer game The kids are playing a computer game. I told the children to put away their toys and games (= equipment for an entertaining activity). Search dogs do an important job, but it’s just a game to the dog (= something that is done for fun). Not telling the whole truth is one of the games that people play (= one of the ways in which they behave in order to get an advantage). [C] In some activities such as tennis, a game is one part of a competition: I’m ahead, 3 games to 2.

game noun (ANIMALS)

[U] wild animals and birds that are hunted for food or sport: Deer and pheasant are types of game.

gameadjective

 us   /ɡeɪm/

game adjective (WILLING)

willing to do something, esp something different, new, or slightly dangerous: The ocean water’s cold but I’m going in anyway – are you game?
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