guessing game

noun

Definition of guessing game

:a game in which the player has to correctly guess the answer often used figuratively
  • Making a diagnosis in such cases can be a real guessing game.
  • Reporters continue to play a guessing game as they wait to hear her final decision.

Word by Word Definitions

guess play guessing
  1. : to form an opinion of from little or no evidence

  2. : believe, suppose

  3. : to arrive at a correct conclusion about by conjecture, chance, or intuition

  1. : conjecture, surmise

game play
  1. : activity engaged in for diversion or amusement : play

  2. : the equipment for a game

  3. : often derisive or mocking jesting : fun, sport

  1. : to play for a stake

  2. : to lose or squander by gambling

  3. : to take dishonest advantage of : cheat

  1. : having or showing a resolute unyielding spirit

  2. : willing or ready to proceed

  3. : of or relating to game

  1. : lame


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