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game 1

 (gām)
n.
1. An activity providing entertainment or amusement; a pastime: party games; word games.
2.
a. A competitive activity or sport in which players contend with each other according to a set of rules: the game of basketball; the game of gin rummy.
b. A single instance of such an activity: We lost the first game.
c. games An organized athletic program or contest: track-and-field games; took part in the winter games.
d. A period of competition or challenge: It was too late in the game to change the schedule of the project.
3.
a. The total number of points required to win a game: One hundred points is game in bridge.
b. The score accumulated at any given time in a game: The game is now 14 to 12.
4. The equipment needed for playing certain games: packed the children's games in the car.
5. A particular style or manner of playing a game: improved my tennis game with practice.
6. Informal
a. An active interest or pursuit, especially one involving competitive engagement or adherence to rules: "the way the system operates, the access game, the turf game, the image game" (Hedrick Smith).
b. A business or occupation; a line: the insurance game.
c. An illegal activity; a racket.
7. Informal
a. Evasive, trifling, or manipulative behavior: wanted a straight answer, not more of their tiresome games.
b. A calculated strategy or approach; a scheme: I saw through their game from the very beginning.
8. Mathematics A model of a competitive situation that identifies interested parties and stipulates rules governing all aspects of the competition, used in game theory to determine the optimal course of action for an interested party.
9.
a. Wild mammals, birds, or fish hunted for food or sport.
b. The flesh of these animals, eaten as food.
10.
a. An object of attack, ridicule, or pursuit: The press considered the candidate's indiscretions to be game.
b. Mockery; sport: The older children teased and made game of the newcomer.
v. gamed, gam·ing, games
v.tr.
To manipulate dishonestly for personal gain; rig: executives who gamed the system to get huge payoffs.
v.intr.
To play for stakes; gamble.
adj. gam·er, gam·est
1. Plucky and unyielding in spirit; resolute: She put up a game fight against her detractors.
2. Ready and willing: Are you game for a swim?
Idioms:
ahead of the game
In a position of advantage; winning or succeeding.
be on (one's) game
To play a sport with great skill.
the only game in town Informal
The only one of its kind available: "He's the only game in town for the press to write about" (Leonard Garment).

[Middle English, from Old English gamen.]

game′ly adv.
game′ness n.

game 2

 (gām)
adj. gam·er, gam·est
Crippled; lame: a game leg.

[Origin unknown.]

game

(ɡeɪm)
n
1. an amusement or pastime; diversion
2. a contest with rules, the result being determined by skill, strength, or chance
3. a single period of play in such a contest, sport, etc
4. the score needed to win a contest
5. a single contest in a series; match
6. (Individual Sports, other than specified) (plural; often capital) an event consisting of various sporting contests, esp in athletics: Olympic Games; Highland Games.
7. equipment needed for playing certain games
8. (Computer Science) short for computer game
9. style or ability in playing a game: he is a keen player but his game is not good.
10. a scheme, proceeding, etc, practised like a game: the game of politics.
11. an activity undertaken in a spirit of levity; joke: marriage is just a game to him.
12. (Hunting)
a. wild animals, including birds and fish, hunted for sport, food, or profit
b. (as modifier): game laws.
13. (Cookery) the flesh of such animals, used as food: generally taken not to include fish
14. an object of pursuit; quarry; prey (esp in the phrase fair game)
15. informal work or occupation
16. informal a trick, strategy, or device: I can see through your little game.
17. obsolete pluck or courage; bravery
18. slang chiefly Brit prostitution (esp in the phrase on the game)
19. give the game away to reveal one's intentions or a secret
20. make game of make a game of to make fun of; ridicule; mock
21. off one's game playing badly
22. on one's game playing well
23. play the game to behave fairly or in accordance with rules
24. the game is up there is no longer a chance of success
adj
25. informal full of fighting spirit; plucky; brave
26. game as Ned Kelly as game as Ned Kelly informal Austral extremely brave; indomitable
27. (usually foll by for) informal prepared or ready; willing: I'm game for a try.
vb
(Gambling, except Cards) (intr) to play games of chance for money, stakes, etc; gamble
[Old English gamen; related to Old Norse gaman, Old High German gaman amusement]
ˈgameˌlike adj

game

(ɡeɪm)
adj
a less common word for lame1: game leg.
[C18: probably from Irish cam crooked]

game1

(geɪm)

n., adj. gam•er, gam•est, n.
1. an amusement or pastime: children's games, such as hopscotch and marbles; a card game.
2. the material or equipment used in playing certain games.
3. a competitive activity involving skill, chance, or endurance and played according to a set of rules for the amusement of the players or spectators.
4. a single occasion of such an activity or a division of one.
5. the number of points required to win a game.
6. the score at a particular stage in a game.
7. a particular manner or style of playing a game.
8. something requiring skill, endurance, or adherence to rules: the game of diplomacy.
9. a business or profession: the real-estate game.
10. a trick or strategy.
11. fun; sport; joke: That's about enough of your games.
12. wild animals, such as are hunted for food or taken for sport or profit.
13. the flesh of such wild animals or other game, used as food.
14. any object of pursuit, attack, abuse, etc.: to be fair game for practical jokers.
adj.
15. pertaining to or composed of animals hunted or taken as game or to their flesh.
16. having a fighting spirit; plucky.
17. having the required spirit or will (often fol. by for or an infinitive): Who's game for a hike through the woods?
v.i.
18. to play games of chance for stakes; gamble.
v.t.
19. to squander in gaming (usu. fol. by away).
20. to manipulate to one's advantage, esp. by trickery; attempt to take advantage of: gaming the system.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English gaman; c. Old High German gaman glee]

game2

(geɪm)

adj.
lame: a game leg.
[1780–90; perhaps shortening of gammy, though change in vowel unclear]

Game

 a flock of herd or animals raised and kept for sport or pleasure; wild animals or birds pursued, caught, or killed in the chase; technically, game under the Game Act of 1862 includes hares, pheasants, partridges, woodcocks, snipes, rabbits, grouse, and black or moor game.
Examples: game of bees, 1577; of conies, 1576; of partridges, 1762; of red deer, 1788; of swans, 1482.

game


Past participle: gamed
Gerund: gaming

Imperative
game
game
Present
I game
you game
he/she/it games
we game
you game
they game
Preterite
I gamed
you gamed
he/she/it gamed
we gamed
you gamed
they gamed
Present Continuous
I am gaming
you are gaming
he/she/it is gaming
we are gaming
you are gaming
they are gaming
Present Perfect
I have gamed
you have gamed
he/she/it has gamed
we have gamed
you have gamed
they have gamed
Past Continuous
I was gaming
you were gaming
he/she/it was gaming
we were gaming
you were gaming
they were gaming
Past Perfect
I had gamed
you had gamed
he/she/it had gamed
we had gamed
you had gamed
they had gamed
Future
I will game
you will game
he/she/it will game
we will game
you will game
they will game
Future Perfect
I will have gamed
you will have gamed
he/she/it will have gamed
we will have gamed
you will have gamed
they will have gamed
Future Continuous
I will be gaming
you will be gaming
he/she/it will be gaming
we will be gaming
you will be gaming
they will be gaming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gaming
you have been gaming
he/she/it has been gaming
we have been gaming
you have been gaming
they have been gaming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gaming
you will have been gaming
he/she/it will have been gaming
we will have been gaming
you will have been gaming
they will have been gaming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gaming
you had been gaming
he/she/it had been gaming
we had been gaming
you had been gaming
they had been gaming
Conditional
I would game
you would game
he/she/it would game
we would game
you would game
they would game
Past Conditional
I would have gamed
you would have gamed
he/she/it would have gamed
we would have gamed
you would have gamed
they would have gamed

game

Won by the player or pair first scoring 21 points, unless both have scored 20 points, when the winner is the first to score two points more than the opposition.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.game - a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four people to play this game"
move - (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
game - a single play of a sport or other contest; "the game lasted two hours"
turn, play - (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play"
curling - a game played on ice in which heavy stones with handles are slid toward a target
bowling - a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them
pall-mall - a 17th century game; a wooden ball was driven along an alley with a mallet
athletic game - a game involving athletic activity
child's game - a game enjoyed by children
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
table game - a game that is played on a table
parlor game, parlour game - a game suitable for playing in a parlor
gambling game, game of chance - a game that involves gambling
zero-sum game - a game in which the total of all the gains and losses is zero
game - the game equipment needed in order to play a particular game; "the child received several games for his birthday"
horn - a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
penalty - (games) a handicap or disadvantage that is imposed on a competitor (or a team) for an infraction of the rules of the game
rematch, replay - something (especially a game) that is played again
side - one of two or more contesting groups; "the Confederate side was prepared to attack"
game - (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win; "the game is 6 all"; "he is serving for the game"
period of play, playing period, play - (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds; "rain stopped play in the 4th inning"
run off - decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff
play out - play to a finish; "We have got to play this game out, even thought it is clear that we have last"
course - hunt with hounds; "He often courses hares"
played - (of games) engaged in; "the loosely played game"
2.game - a single play of a sport or other contestgame - a single play of a sport or other contest; "the game lasted two hours"
game - a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four people to play this game"
away game, road game - a game played away from home
home game - a game played at home
exhibition game, practice game - a game whose outcome is not recorded in the season's standing
nightcap - the final game of a double header
double feature, doubleheader, twin bill - two games instead of one (especially in baseball when the same two teams play two games on the same day)
playoff game - one game in the series of games constituting a playoff
cup tie - an eliminating game between teams in a cup competition
contest, competition - an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
3.game - an amusement or pastime; "they played word games"; "he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time"; "his life was all fun and games"
diversion, recreation - an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
catch - a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth; "he played catch with his son in the backyard"
party game - a game to amuse guests at a party
computer game, video game - a game played against a computer
pinball, pinball game - a game played on a sloping board; the object is to propel marbles against pins or into pockets
guessing game - a game in which participants compete to identify some obscurely indicated thing
ducks and drakes - a game in which a flat stone is bounced along the surface of calm water
mind game - any game designed to exercise the intellect
hare and hounds, paper chase - an outdoor game; one group of players (the hares) start off on a long run scattering bits of paper (the scent) and pursuers (the hounds) try to catch them before they reach a designated spot
ring-a-rosy, ring-around-a-rosy, ring-around-the-rosy - a children's game in which the players dance around in a circle and at a given signal all squat
prisoner's base - a children's game; two teams capture opposing players by tagging them and taking them to their own base
treasure hunt - a game in which players try to find hidden articles by using a series of clues
4.game - animal hunted for food or sport
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
big game - large animals that are hunted for sport
game bird - any bird (as grouse or pheasant) that is hunted for sport
5.game - (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves
lawn tennis, tennis - a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
division, section, part - one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"
set - a unit of play in tennis or squash; "they played two sets of tennis after dinner"
6.game - (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win; "the game is 6 all"; "he is serving for the game"
game - a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four people to play this game"
score - a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest; "the score was 7 to 0"
7.game - the flesh of wild animals that is used for food
meat - the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
venison - meat from a deer used as food
buffalo - meat from an American bison
hare, rabbit - flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food
8.game - a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)game - a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal); "they concocted a plot to discredit the governor"; "I saw through his little game from the start"
scheme, strategy - an elaborate and systematic plan of action
counterplan, counterplot - a plot intended to subvert another plot
intrigue, machination - a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends
cabal, conspiracy - a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)
9.game - the game equipment needed in order to play a particular game; "the child received several games for his birthday"
game - a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four people to play this game"
game equipment - equipment or apparatus used in playing a game
puzzle - a game that tests your ingenuity
10.game - your occupation or line of workgame - your occupation or line of work; "he's in the plumbing game"; "she's in show biz"
job, line of work, occupation, business, line - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
11.game - frivolous or trifling behavior; "for actors, memorizing lines is no game"; "for him, life is all fun and games"
frolic, gambol, romp, caper, play - gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"
Verb1.game - place a bet ongame - place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
ante - place one's stake
parlay, double up - stake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager
wager, bet, play - stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse"
Adj.1.game - disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"
2.game - willing to face dangergame - willing to face danger    
brave, courageous - possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"

game

1
noun
2. match, meeting, event, competition, tournament, clash, contest, round, head-to-head We won three games against Australia.
3. amusement, joke, entertainment, diversion, lark Some people simply regard life as a game.
4. activity, business, line, situation, proceeding, enterprise, undertaking, occupation, pursuit She's new to this game, so go easy on her.
5. wild animals or birds, prey, quarry men who shoot game for food
6. scheme, plan, design, strategy, trick, plot, tactic, manoeuvre, dodge, ploy, scam, stratagem All right, what's your little game?
adjective
1. willing, prepared, ready, keen, eager, interested, inclined, disposed, up for it (informal), desirous He said he's game for a similar challenge next year.
2. brave, courageous, dogged, spirited, daring, bold, persistent, gritty, fearless, feisty (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), persevering, intrepid, valiant, plucky, unflinching, dauntless, ballsy (taboo slang) They were the only ones game enough to give it a try.
brave fearful, cowardly, irresolute
Quotations
"Play for more than you can afford to lose, and you will learn the game" [Winston Churchill]
"It should be noted that children at play are not playing about; their games should be seen as their most serious-minded activity" [Montaigne Essais]
"I am sorry I have not learned to play at cards. It is very useful in life; it generates kindness and consolidates society" [Dr. Johnson]
"It's just a game - baseball - an amusement, a marginal thing, not an art, not a consequential metaphor for life, not a public trust" [Richard Ford Stop Blaming Baseball]
"Life is a game in which the rules are constantly changing; nothing spoils a game more than those who take it seriously" [Quentin Crisp Manners From Heaven]

Games

Party Games  blind man's buff, charades, Chinese whispers, consequences, follow-my-leader, hide-and-seek, I-spy, musical chairs, postman's knock, Simon says, statues
Word Games  acrostic, anagram, crambo, crossword or crossword puzzle, hangman, logogriph, The Minister's Cat (Scot.), rebus, Scrabble (trademark), twenty questions or animal, vegetable, or mineral
Other Games  bar billiards, battleships, beetle, bingo or housey-housey, British bulldog, caber tossing, conkers, craps, crown and anchor, deck tennis, dominoes, French cricket, hoopla, hopscotch, horseshoes, jacks, jigsaw puzzle, keno, keeno, kino, or quino, king of the castle, knur and spell, lansquenet, leapfrog, lotto, mahjong or mah-jongg, marbles, nim, noughts and crosses, paintball, pall-mall, pegboard, pinball, pitch-and-toss, quoits, ring taw, roque, roulette, Russian roulette, sack race, scavenger hunt, shuffleboard, skipping, spillikins or jackstraws, tag or tig, tangram, thimblerig, tiddlywinks, tipcat, trictrac or tricktrack, trugo, wall game, war game

game

2
adjective lame, injured, disabled, crippled, defective, bad, maimed, deformed, gammy (Brit. slang) a game leg

game

noun
Actions taken as a joke:
verb
To make a bet:
Idiom: put one's money on something.
adjective
Translations
شُجاعقَنيصَه، صَيْدلُعْبَةلُعْبَه رياضِيَّهلُعْبَه للإستِمْتاع
hralovná zvěř a ptactvolovnýodhodlanýpartie
spillegmodigparatvildt
mäng
leikkipeliriista
igra
játékmindenre kaphatóvad
leikurleikur, lota, hrinameðveiîidÿr; villibráîdjarfur; fús
ゲーム遊び
게임
ludus
eigulyslemiamas taškasmedžiojami paukščiai ir žvėryspaaiškėjopaukštiena
drosmīgsdrošsirdīgsmedījuma-medījumspartija
joc
lovnýzver
divjadigrazveri
lekspelvilt
เกมเกมส์
trò chơi

game

1 [geɪm]
A. N
1. (lit)
1.1. (= entertainment) → juego m
it's only a gameno es más que un juego
a game of chance/skillun juego de azar/de habilidad
to play the gamejugar limpio
see also video
1.2. (= match) [of football, rugby, cricket, tennis] → partido m; (within tennis set) → juego m; [of cards, chess, snooker] → partida f
to have or play a game of footballjugar un partido de fútbol
he plays a good game of footballjuega bien al fútbol
to have or play a game of chessechar or jugar una partida de ajedrez
they were (one) game all (Tennis) → iban iguales or empatados a un juego
game, set and matchjuego, set y partido
game to Johnstonjuego a Johnston
see also ball 1
see also board, card 1
1.3. (= type of sport) → deporte m
football is not my gameel fútbol no se me da bien
1.4. games (= contest) → juegos mpl (Brit) (Scol) → deportes mpl
the Olympic Gameslos Juegos Olímpicos, las Olimpiadas
I was no good at gamesno se me daban bien los deportes
we have games on Thursdayslos jueves tenemos deportes
1.5. (= style of play) my game picked up in the second setempecé a mejorar el juego en el segundo set
to be off one's gameno estar en forma
to put sb off his/her gameafectar la forma de jugar de algn, hacer jugar mal a algn
1.6. (Hunting) (= large animals) → caza f mayor; (= birds, small animals) → caza f menor
see also big C
see also fair 1
2. (fig)
2.1. (= scheme) → juego m
I'll play his game for a whilevoy a seguirle el juego un rato
we know his little gamele conocemos el jueguecillo
what's your game?¿qué estás tramando?
to beat sb at his/her own gameganar a algn con sus propias armas
to give the game awaydescubrir el pastel
the faces of the two conspirators gave the game awayla expresión de su rostro delató a los dos conspiradoresla expresión del rostro de los dos conspiradores hizo que se descubriera el pastel
two can play at that gamedonde las dan las toman
the game is upse acabó el juego
the game is not worth the candlela cosa no vale la pena
the only game in townla mejor alternativa
see also waiting B
2.2. (= joke) → juego m
this isn't a gameesto no es ningún juego
don't play games with me!¡no juegues conmigo!
he's just playing silly gamesno está más que jugando
see also fun
2.3. (= business) → negocio m
how long have you been in this game?¿cuánto tiempo llevas metido en este negocio?, ¿cuánto tiempo hace que trabajas en esto?
she's new to this gameesto es nuevo para ella
to be ahead of the gamellevar ventaja, llevar la delantera
2.4. (= prostitution) to be on the gamehacer la calle
2.5. (= trouble) → lata f
it was a game getting here!¡menuda lata para llegar aquí!
B. ADJ (= willing) are you game?¿te animas?, ¿te apuntas?
I'm game if you aresi tú te animas, yo también
to be game to do sthestar dispuesto a hacer algo
to be game for anythingapuntarse a cualquier cosa or a todo
C. VI (= gamble) → jugar (por dinero)
D. CPD game bird Nave f de caza
game fish N pez de agua dulce pescado como deporte
game fishing N pesca deportiva de peces de agua dulce
game laws NPLleyes fpl relativas a la caza
games master Nprofesor m de deportes
games mistress Nprofesora f de deportes
game park Nparque m natural, reserva f natural
game pie N empanada elaborada con una pieza de caza mayor o menor
game plan N (Sport) → plan m de juego (fig) → estrategia f
game preserve, game reserve Ncoto m de caza
game show Nprograma m concurso
game theory Nteoría f de juegos
game warden Nguarda mf de coto or de caza

game

2 [geɪm] ADJ (= lame) to have a game legtener una pierna coja

game

[ˈgeɪm]
n
(= sport) → jeu m
to beat someone at their own game (fig)battre quelqu'un à son propre jeu
(= event) → match m
it's game over (in sports match)partie terminée (fig)partie terminée
(= informal match) → partie f
a game of football → une partie de football
a game of tennis → une partie de tennis
(TENNIS) (= part of set) → jeu m
game, set and match → jeu, set et match
(also board game) → jeu m (de plateau); [cards] a game of cards → une partie de cartes
(= amusing activity) → jeu m
to play a game → jouer à un jeu
The children were playing a game → Les enfants jouaient à un jeu.
(fig)jeu m
a political game → un jeu politique
to be all part of the game
It's all part of the game → Ça fait partie du jeu.
the name of the game
Making a profit is the name of the game → C'est le bénéfice qui compte.
to be new to a game → être novice en la matière
to give the game away → vendre la mèche
to play games with sb → essayer de jouer au plus fin avec qn
the game is up → c'est terminé
(HUNTING)gibier m big game
(COOKERY)gibier m
to be on the game (British) (= work as prostitute) → faire le trottoir
adj (= ready) → prêt(e)
to be game for sth
Are you game for a turn about the park? → Ça vous dirait de faire un tour dans le parc?
I'm game for anything! → Je suis prêt à tout! games
nplsport mgame bird ngibier m à plume

game

:
game bag
nJagdtasche f
game bird
nFederwild nt no pl; the pheasant is a gameder Fasan gehört zum Federwild

game

:
gamecock
nKampfhahn m
game console
n (Comput) → Spielekonsole f
game controller
n (Comput) → Gamecontroller m
game fish
nSportfisch m
gamekeeper
nWildhüter(in) m(f)
game laws
plJagdgesetz nt
game licence, (US) game license
nJagdschein m

game

:
game park
nWildpark m
game pie
nWildpastete f
game plan
n (Sport) → Spielplan m; (fig)Strategie f
game point
nSpielpunkt m
game port
n (Comput) → Gameport nt, → Spieleport nt
game preserve
nWildhegegebiet nt
game reserve
nWildschutzgebiet or -reservat nt

game

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n
Spiel nt; (= sport)Sport (→ art f) m; (= single game, of team sports, tennis) → Spiel nt; (of table tennis)Satz m; (of billiards, board games etc, informal tennis match)Partie f; the wonderful game of footballFußball, das wunderbare Spiel; to have or play a game of football/tennis/chess etcFußball/Tennis/Schach etc spielen; do you fancy a quick game of tennis/chess?hättest du Lust, ein bisschen Tennis/Schach zu spielen?, hättest du Lust auf eine Partie Tennis/Schach?; we had a quick game of cards after suppernach dem Essen spielten wir ein bisschen Karten; shall we play a game now?wollen wir jetzt ein Spiel machen?; to have a game with somebody, to give somebody a gamemit jdm spielen; winning the second set put him back in the game againnachdem er den zweiten Satz gewonnen hatte, hatte er wieder Chancen; he had a good gameer spielte gut; to be off one’s gamenicht in Form sein; game of chanceGlücksspiel nt; game of skillGeschicklichkeitsspiel nt; game set and match to XSatz und Spiel (geht an) X; game to XSpiel X; one game alleins beide
(fig)Spiel nt; (= scheme, plan)Absicht f, → Vorhaben nt; to play the gamesich an die Spielregeln halten; to play games with somebodymit jdm spielen; he’s just playing (silly) gamesfür ihn ist es nur ein Spiel; the game is updas Spiel ist aus; to play somebody’s gamejdm in die Hände spielen; two can play at that game, that’s a game (that) two can playwie du mir, so ich dir (inf); to beat somebody at his own gamejdn mit den eigenen Waffen schlagen; to give the game awayalles verderben; to see through somebody’s gamejds Spiel durchschauen, jdm auf die Schliche kommen; to spoil somebody’s little gamejdm das Spiel verderben, jdm die Suppe versalzen (inf); I wonder what his game is?ich frage mich, was er vorhat or im Schilde führt; so that’s your game, is it?darauf willst du also hinaus!; to be/keep ahead of the game (fig)um eine Nasenlänge voraus sein/bleiben; to be out of the game (inf: = be finished etc) → weg vom Fenster sein (inf); it’s all part of the gamedas gehört alles dazu
games pl (= sports event)Spiele pl
games sing (Sch) → Sport m; to be good at gamesgut in Sport sein
(inf: = business, profession) → Branche f; how long have you been in this game?wie lange machen Sie das schon?; the publishing gamedas Verlagswesen; he’s in the second-hand car gameer macht in Gebrauchtwagen (inf); to be/go on the game (esp Brit) → auf den Strich gehen (inf)
(inf, = difficult time) → Theater nt (inf)
(Hunt, Cook) → Wild nt
vi(um Geld) spielen
vt (also game away)verspielen

game

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adj (= brave)mutig; to be game (= willing)mitmachen, dabei sein; to be game for somethingfür etw bereit sein; to be game to do somethingbereit sein, etw zu tun; to be game for anythingfür alles zu haben sein, zu allen Schandtaten bereit sein (hum inf); to be game for a laughjeden Spaß mitmachen

game

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adj (= crippled)lahm

game

[geɪm]
1. n
a. (gen) → gioco; (match) → partita games npl (Scol) → attività fpl sportive
that's three games to you and two to me → siamo tre a due
to have a game of cards/chess/tennis → fare una partita a carte/scacchi/tennis
he plays a good game of golf → gioca bene al golf
game of chance → gioco d'azzardo
game, set and match (Tennis) → game, set e partita
he was off his game → non era nella sua forma migliore
to play the game (also) (fig) → rispettare le regole del gioco
to play sb's game → fare il gioco di qn
come on lads, play the game → su ragazzi, siate sportivi
to beat sb at his own game → battere qn con le sue stesse armi
the game is up → è finita, è la fine
I wonder what his game is? → mi chiedo a che gioco stia giocando
two can play at that game → ti (or lo ) ripagherò con la stessa moneta
how long have you been in this game? (fam) → da quant'è che fai questo mestiere?
to be on the game (prostitute) → essere nel giro (della prostituzione)
b. (Culin, Hunting) → selvaggina
big game → caccia grossa
2. adj (willing) to be gamestarci
to be game (for sth/to do sth) (ready) → essere pronto/a (a qc/a fare qc)
game for anything → pronto/a a tutto

game

(geim) noun
1. an enjoyable activity, which eg children play. a game of pretending.
2. a competitive form of activity, with rules. Football, tennis and chess are games.
3. a match or part of a match. a game of tennis; winning (by) three games to one.
4. (the flesh of) certain birds and animals which are killed for sport. He's very fond of game; (also adjective) a game bird.
adjective
brave; willing; ready. a game old guy; game for anything.
ˈgamely adverb
courageously.
games noun plural
an athletic competition, sometimes with other sports. the Olympic Games.
ˈgamekeeper noun
a person who looks after game.
game point
a winning point.
game reserve
an area of land set aside for the protection of animals.
game warden
a person who looks after a game reserve or, in the United States, game.
the game is up
the plan or trick has failed or has been found out.

game

لُعْبَة hra leg, spil Spiel, Spielkarte παιχνίδι juego leikki, peli jeu igra gioco ゲーム, 遊び 게임 spel lek, spill gra, zabawa jogo игра lek, spel เกม, เกมส์ oyun trò chơi 游戏
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So Meg went away to `accept with thanks', look over her dress, and sing blithely as she did up her one real lace frill, while Jo finished her story, her four apples, and had a game of romps with Scrabble.
He thought it must be a game his mother and the men of the town were playing with him and laughed joyously.
As for inside baseball, or outside, for that matter, I hardly believe I'd be able to tell third base from the second base, it's so long since I went to a game," proceeded Tom.
They kept starting up all about us, and dashing off down the draw as if they were playing a game of some kind.
Then he got up, saying he had half a mind to go over to Klein's hotel and play a game of billiards.
The eye of the hunter, or scout, whichever he might be, was small, quick, keen, and restless, roving while he spoke, on every side of him, as if in quest of game, or distrusting the sudden approach of some lurking enemy.
He had precipitated himself into a game of which he did not know the rules.
A crystal chandelier, which had once lent a fascinating illusion to the game of Monte, hung unlighted in the broad hall, where a few other bizarre and public articles were relegated.
Though prevented, by a subtile sense of propriety, from desiring to associate with them, he loved few things better than to look out of the arched window and see a little girl driving her hoop along the sidewalk, or schoolboys at a game of ball.
There was the honest cockrobin, the favorite game of stripling sportsmen, with its loud querulous note; and the twittering blackbirds flying in sable clouds, and the golden- winged woodpecker with his crimson crest, his broad black gorget, and splendid plumage; and the cedar-bird, with its red tipt wings and yellow-tipt tail and its little monteiro cap of feathers; and the blue jay, that noisy coxcomb, in his gay light blue coat and white underclothes, screaming and chattering, nodding and bobbing and bowing, and pretending to be on good terms with every songster of the grove.
In fact, I was so afraid of him that I was not game enough just then to address him, and demand a satisfactory answer concerning what seemed inexplicable in him.
Oh for a game cock now to sit upon his head and crow