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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 animals 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.
1. To play for stakes; gamble.
2. To play a role-playing or computer game.
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.]
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gamely

(ˈɡeɪmlɪ)
adv
in a brave or sporting manner
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game•ly

(ˈgeɪm li)

adv.
in a game or plucky manner.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.gamely - in a plucky manner; "he was seen by a shepherd, gamely negotiating a particularly tricky section of the mountain road to San Doloroso"
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Translations
بِشَجاعَه
statečně
modigt
djarflega
cesaretleyiğitçe

gamely

[ˈgeɪmlɪ] ADV
1. (= bravely) → valientemente, con el mejor de los ánimos
2. (= sportingly) → animosamente
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gamely

[ˈgeɪmli] advvaillammentgame park nréserve f naturellegame plan n (SPORT)stratégie f
(= strategy) → stratégie f
a game plan for doing sth → une stratégie pour faire qch
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gamely

adv (= bravely)mutig
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gamely

[ˈgeɪmlɪ] advcoraggiosamente
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
It was honorable braggadocio, and despite the fact that he had found his limitations and was pressing desperately against them, he ran gamely on.
Then Josie Pye dared Jane Andrews to hop on her left leg around the garden without stopping once or putting her right foot to the ground; which Jane Andrews gamely tried to do, but gave out at the third corner and had to confess herself defeated.
Therefore, the Analytical has orders to produce the cream of the cream of his binns, and therefore it falls out that rallying becomes rather a trying word for the occasion; Lady Tippins being observed gamely to inculcate the necessity of rearing round their dear Veneering; Podsnap advocating roaring round him; Boots and Brewer declaring their intention of reeling round him; and Veneering thanking his devoted friends one and all, with great emotion, for rarullarulling round him.
The horse, as he approached me, I could see was laboring hard; yet he kept gamely to his task, and Nobs, too.
I believe he figured on that himself, for he sat threatening me gamely till the last.
Uson, who was guest at a regional transportation summit here, gamely sang and danced with some transport operators before she spoke.
Sporting blinkers for the first time as he returned from an 86-day absence, Laraaib travelled sweetly in the hands of Jim Crowley and knuckled down gamely to beat Mark Johnston's Communique.
Mick Easterby's Space War came with a rattle but Al Khan held on gamely.
He gamely tries to make sense of out Donald Trump and he takes the spin out of Hillary Clinton.
The six-year-old was sent into the lead on the run to the last flight and he stayed on gamely up the final hill to score by just under a length.
But one by one her rivals came under pressure and she stuck on gamely to score.
Several other neighbors stopped by to encourage me as I gamely pushed the mower through the knee-high grass.