Meaning of “big game” in the English Dictionary

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"big game" in British English

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big gamenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌbɪɡ ˈɡeɪm/ us /ˌbɪɡ ˈɡeɪm/

Examples from literature

  • In his youth the man had been a hunter of big game. 
  • It seemed to him very curious in a hard-bitten hunter of big game. 
  • The country was now becoming densely wooded and he was constantly encountering signs of big game. 
  • They could hear the big game crashing among the cedars. 
  • When a big game hunter tells you about having stalked tigers, ask him if he has ever stalked a machine gun to its lair. 

(Definition of “big game” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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