(=sport) jeu m
→ the wonderful game of football
→ Brazil's obsession with its national game
to beat someone at their own game (fig) battre quelqu'un à son propre jeu
→ To trap the killer they had to beat him at his own game.
(=event) match m
→ a game of cricket against Birkenhead School
it's game over (in sports match)
→ the shot was missed and it was game over
→ His goal effectively signalled the end. Game over.
(fig) partie terminée
→ an analyst at Altium Capital, summed up the news as "game over" for shareholders
(=informal match) partie f
a game of football une partie de football
a game of tennis une partie de tennis
→ Anyone fancy a game of football?
(=part of set) jeu m
→ Sampras leads by four games to one.
game, set and match jeu, set et match
board game jeu m (de plateau)
a game of cards une partie de cartes
→ a poker game
(=amusing activity) jeu m
to play a game jouer à un jeu
The children were playing a game. Les enfants jouaient à un jeu.
→ This is a great game for children's parties.
(fig) jeu m
→ It's a ridiculous game of bluff and counter-bluff.
a political game un jeu politique
→ The government is playing a very shrewd political game.
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
→ The faces of the two conspirators gave the game away.
to play games with sb essayer de jouer au plus fin avec qn
→ This seemed to annoy Professor Steiner. "Don't play games with me!" he shouted.
the game is up c'est terminé
(HUNTING) gibier m
(COOKERY) gibier m
→ fish, game and poultry
to be on the game (British)
(=work as prostitute) faire le trottoir
→ She's been on the game for 2 years.
(=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!
npl sport m → I was hopeless at games.
n (British) jeu m vidéo
away game , away match
n (SPORT) match m à l'extérieur
→ They have won their last three away games.
→ They've won every away game this season.
ball game , ballgame
(tennis, cricket, baseball)
jeu m de balle , (football, rugby, basketball, volleyball, handball)
jeu m de ballon
(=baseball match) match m de base-ball
→ I'd still like to go to a ball game.
(=situation, activity) course f
→ Then, in the Cold War, the ball game changes. Suddenly, America is exporting art based on freedom and individuality and the artists end up supporting the system.
→ "Smart people realized that his campaign was imploding," one Democrat familiar with the meeting said. "Torricelli also knew that the ball game was over."
to be in the ball game dans la course
→ You've got to compete to be in the ball game.
to be out of the ball game être hors course
→ Two of his biggest competitors are out of the ball game.
a new ball game, a different ball game une (toute) autre histoire, une autre paire de manches
→ "Unfortunately, this war is a new ball game without rules," the Senator said.
→ We must be talking a whole different ball game from your average adult audience?
→ Wake up, buddy boy, it's the twenty-first century now. It's a whole new ball game out there.
the beautiful game le football
n gros gibier m
→ She went hunting big game in Africa.
n jeu m de plateau
→ a new board game played with dice
(bridge, poker, whist)
jeu m de cartes
(=game, contest) partie f de cartes
→ At the far end of the room there is a card game going on
n jeu m vidéo
confidence game (mainly US)
n escroquerie f
con game *
n arnaque * f
n jeu m pour console
to be fair game être une cible légitime
→ Politicians were always considered fair game by cartoonists
→ The media gloves were off. Children of party leaders were fair game.
→ At 18, Prince Harry is considered fair game for the media
n gibier m à plume
→ methods for cooking game birds
n réserve f naturelle
n (SPORT) stratégie f
→ Leeds kept quiet, stuck to their game plan and quietly racked up the points.
(=strategy) stratégie f
→ He is unlikely to alter his game plan.
a game plan for doing sth une stratégie pour faire qch
→ If he has a game plan for winning the deal, only he understands it ...
n réserve f naturelle
n (on TV)
jeu m télévisé , (on radio)
jeu m radiophonique
→ plans for a new game show
game show host
game show host
n (on TV)
animateur (-trice) m/f de jeux télévisés , (on radio)
animateur (-trice) m/f de jeux radiophoniques
→ Being a good game show host means getting to know your contestants.
n garde-chasse m
to play a guessing game jouer aux devinettes
to play mind games with sb chercher à manœuvrer qn psychologiquement
n jeu-débat m
parlour game , parlor game (US)
n jeu m de société
n jeu m de fête
n jeu m de pouvoir, jeu m de pouvoirs
→ ... the dangerous power games in the Kremlin following Stalin's death.
n match m d'entraînement
(COMPUTING) jeu m de rôle
(lit) tour de passe-passe qui se pratique avec des gobelets tour de passe-passe qui se pratique avec des gobelets
trivia game , trivia quiz
n quiz portant sur des sujets divers quiz portant sur des sujets divers
n jeu m vidéo inv
He likes playing video games. Il aime les jeux vidéo.
to play a waiting game attendre son heure
→ He's playing a waiting-game. He'll hope to hang on as long as possible until the pressure is off.
n jeu m de stratégie militaire
n jeu m de lettres