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pre·game

 (prē′gām′)
adj.
Of or relating to the period of time before an athletic competition.
n.
A party or other social gathering that occurs before an athletic competition: We went to the pregame and ate burgers.
v. pre·gamed, pre·gam·ing, pre·games Slang
v.tr.
To drink alcoholic beverages before (an event or social gathering): We pregamed the party.
v.intr.
To drink alcoholic beverages before an event or social gathering.

pregame

(priːˈɡeɪm)
n
(General Sporting Terms) a period before a sports match
adj
(General Sporting Terms) of the period before a sports match

pre•game

(priˈgeɪm)
adj.
1. being or occurring before a game: the pregame warmup.
n.
2. a pregame interview.
[1950–55]
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