athletic game


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Noun1.athletic game - a game involving athletic activityathletic game - a game involving athletic activity  
game - a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four people to play this game"
hockey game, ice hockey, hockey - a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled sticks
tetherball - a game with two players who use rackets to strike a ball that is tethered to the top of a pole; the object is to wrap the string around the pole
water polo - a game played in a swimming pool by two teams of swimmers who try to throw an inflated ball into the opponents' goal
outdoor game - an athletic game that is played outdoors
court game - an athletic game played on a court
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
maneuver, manoeuvre, play - a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"
regulation time - (sports) the normal prescribed duration of a game; "the game was finished in regulation time"
extra time, overtime - playing time beyond regulation, to break a tie
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"
time-out - a brief suspension of play; "each team has two time-outs left"
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Benjy himself was come of a family distinguished in the Vale for their prowess in all athletic games. Some half-dozen of his brothers and kinsmen had gone to the wars, of whom only one had survived to come home, with a small pension, and three bullets in different parts of his body; he had shared Benjy's cottage till his death, and had left him his old dragoon's sword and pistol, which hung over the mantelpiece, flanked by a pair of heavy single-sticks with which Benjy himself had won renown long ago as an old gamester, against the picked men of Wiltshire and Somersetshire, in many a good bout at the revels and pastimes of the country-side.
So Shaw let Milton alone, and he got on very well in his own way, doggedly sticking to his books, and resisting all temptations but those of certain libraries, athletic games, and such inexpensive pleasures as were within his means; for this benighted youth had not yet discovered that college nowadays is a place in which to "sky-lark," not to study.
It's a lot more athletic game compared to when I was playing, and I think Kurtis can do a job in League One and higher.
Having only signed after the Charlton Athletic game, Power will have been unavailable for 16 matches before Christmas.
This was a real clash of styles, the nimble Cliff playing a quiet, athletic game, moving fast and skipping round her opponent.
Cross actually journeyed there as a travelling reserve, and probably only then because Saracens have a plastic pitch which, the thinking was, would wholly suit the Olympics sevens silver medallist's skilful and athletic game. He was terrific that night against Sarries, but one swallow and all that.
He said: "It'll be an athletic game and that's what we want.
He won't be focusing so much on an athletic game, but expects to play to his strengths from the mid-range.
By JAYNE HOWARTH Homes Writer IF the Olympics, Paralympics, Davis Cup or the impending Ryder Cup don't inspire you to take up a sport, perhaps living in a gorgeous rural plot with a number of private sporting facilities will persuade you to up your athletic game.
The club has completed an investigation after the incident in a South Stand toilet block during halftime of the Wigan Athletic game on January 28 - the first time a pyrotechnic had been discharged inside the stadium.
"Al Hilal Bank is very passionate about sports, especially football which is the region's favorite athletic game. We also want to help raise more awareness about the importance of engaging in an active lifestyle to attain well-being, especially among youths.
"But you've also got to balance that with the face that the Charlton Athletic game [Blues first Championship match) would have been probably one of his biggest games, if not his biggest game, so far in his fledgling career.