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1    large animals that are hunted or fished for sport  
2    Informal   the objective of an important or dangerous undertaking  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
game          [1]  
1    an amusement or pastime; diversion  
2    a contest with rules, the result being determined by skill, strength, or chance  
3    a single period of play in such a contest, sport, etc.  
4    the score needed to win a contest  
5    a single contest in a series; match  
6    pl; often cap   an event consisting of various sporting contests, esp. in athletics  
Olympic Games, Highland Games     
7    equipment needed for playing certain games  
8       short for       computer game  
9    style or ability in playing a game  
he is a keen player but his game is not good     
10    a scheme, proceeding, etc., practised like a game  
the game of politics     
11    an activity undertaken in a spirit of levity; joke  
marriage is just a game to him     
a    wild animals, including birds and fish, hunted for sport, food, or profit  
b    (as modifier)  
game laws     
13    the flesh of such animals, used as food: generally taken not to include fish  
14    an object of pursuit; quarry; prey (esp. in the phrase fair game)  
15    Informal   work or occupation  
16    Informal   a trick, strategy, or device  
I can see through your little game     
17    Obsolete   pluck or courage; bravery  
18    Slang     (chiefly Brit)   prostitution (esp. in the phrase on the game)  
19    give the game away   to reveal one's intentions or a secret  
20    make (a) game of   to make fun of; ridicule; mock  
21    on (or off) one's game   playing well (or badly)  
22    play the game   to behave fairly or in accordance with rules  
23    the game is up   there is no longer a chance of success  
24    Informal   full of fighting spirit; plucky; brave  
25    (as) game as Ned Kelly     (Austral)  
informal   extremely brave; indomitable  
26    usually foll by: for  
Informal   prepared or ready; willing  
I'm game for a try     
27    intr   to play games of chance for money, stakes, etc.; gamble  
     (Old English gamen; related to Old Norse gaman, Old High German gaman amusement)  
  gamelike      adj  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  




1    amusement, distraction, diversion, entertainment, frolic, fun, jest, joke, lark, merriment, pastime, play, recreation, romp, sport  
2    competition, contest, event, head-to-head, match, meeting, round, tournament  
3    adventure, business, enterprise, line, occupation, plan, proceeding, scheme, undertaking  
4    chase, prey, quarry, wild animals  
5      (informal)   design, device, plan, plot, ploy, scheme, stratagem, strategy, tactic, trick  
6    make (a) game of      deride, make a fool of, make a laughing stock, make a monkey of, make fun of, make sport of, mock, poke fun at, ridicule, send up     (Brit. informal)  
   business, chore, duty, job, labour, toil, work  

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[as interjection] an expression of congratulations, thanks or respect
big up to the team for a great job
name given to the Great Lakes Storm of 1913
very large collection of digital data, whose analysis allows to predict patterns and behaviours through inductive reasoning
[Tech.] big data can be applied to behavioural retargeting in marketing, but also to predict epidemies through Google searches or analysing DNA
a person who hunts wild animals
be more successful than others in a competitive situation or do things in advance in order to succeed in a competition.
That basketball team was ahead of the game that is why they won!
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
very quickly; right now; in a big hurry
[UK][Slang] You should get out quick sticks if you don't want him to see you.
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).
to attempt or take on a task that is way to big and beyond one's capability
I wonder if that craftsman will be able to fulfil the three commitments he took on at the same time; in my opinion he bites off more than he can chew!
a strategy video game originary from Japan, published by Nintendo. Now it is very popular everywhere around the world.
The name Pokémo ncomes from the words Pocket Monsters
transformation of a story or a product in a game
to dress up as somebody or something, as a children's game
game of power inside a company's board or management team
The non-gaming internet shop refers to a place where the game sites are blocked or not installed on all computer units.
a modern version of the popular saying "killing two birds with one stone" derived from the popular video game "angry birds."
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