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game

noun
 
 
/ɡeɪm/
ACTIVITY [C] A1 an entertaining activity or sport that people play, usually needing some skill and played according to rules: a computer game Football's an exciting game. Do you want to play a different game?Tennis and racket sportsGeneral terms used in ball sportsSports and games generally
OCCASION [C] A2 a particular occasion when people play a game: Would you like a game of chess? Who won yesterday's game?Competitions, and parts of competitionsGeneral terms used in ball sports
games UK organized sports that children do at school: I always hated games at school. a games teacherSubjects and disciplines
the European/Commonwealth, etc Games a special event where there are lots of competitions for different sportsCompetitions, and parts of competitionsAthletics
SECRET PLAN [C] UK informal a secret plan: What's your game?Plotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and tricking
ANIMALS [U] wild animals and birds that are hunted for food or sportHuntingDucks, geese and game birdsKinds of meat
→  See also ball game , board game , the Olympic Games , video game , give the game away , play games
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