mind game


Definition of mind game

: a psychological tactic used to manipulate or intimidate usually used in plural played mind games with his opponent

Examples of mind game in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our guys fall short in the mind game, an inability to construct points with deliberate placement of serves or volleys. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 3 June 2022 The mind game is so important in golf that most professionals employ mental coaches on their teams. Carmine Gallo, Forbes, 22 May 2022 Play a little mind game with yourself to really get that heart rate up! Kimberly Harrington, The New Yorker, 5 May 2022 Each has their own rules, aesthetic, and fanbase but all aim to puzzle the mind game strategists among us. Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 11 Mar. 2022 Petrified Forest can feel like a mind game for most visitors. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 5 May 2020 Not that running a good time trial is entirely a mind game. Richard A. Lovett, Outside Online, 12 May 2020 Determining the proper pitch was a mind game with the batter. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 25 Oct. 2021 Is a husband’s memory of pineapple-induced rashes a real health concern or a dad-joke mind game? New York Times, 14 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of mind game

1963, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2022

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“Mind game.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mind%20game. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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