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game

noun [C] (ENTERTAINMENT)   /ɡeɪm/
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). In some activities such as tennis, a game is one part of a competition: I’m ahead, 3 games to 2.
(Definition of game noun (ENTERTAINMENT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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