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Of or relating to the period of time before an athletic competition.
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
To drink alcoholic beverages before (an event or social gathering): We pregamed the party.
To drink alcoholic beverages before an event or social gathering.
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(General Sporting Terms) a period before a sports match
(General Sporting Terms) of the period before a sports match
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1. being or occurring before a game: the pregame warmup.
2. a pregame interview.
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I told the players during the pregame huddle that they have to make sure to take control of the things and how we're going to react or respond to the challenge,' Robinson said.
All fans are encouraged to participate in pregame activities and network with educators and industry leaders.
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