mind game

noun

Definition of mind game

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

Examples of mind game in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Follett said that dogs can learn balance, agility and do mind games. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New doggy day care and pet resort planned in Menomonee Falls," 30 Oct. 2019 And lastly, a comically intrusive Alexa-like virtual assistant plays mind games on a colorfully unstable family. Los Angeles Times, "New in L.A. theater: The struggles of women, as seen through the Armenian genocide," 27 Sep. 2019 The mind games, manufacturing runs, dugout traditions, great defense, windy nights and garlic fries. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Was baseball better 50 years ago? Chronicle readers weigh in," 21 Sep. 2019 Anthony will provide some challenging mind games that take teamwork. · Exploring options for living can include assisted living facilities. Linda Gandee/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Westlake Community Services offers seniors healthy programs and housing options in July," 2 July 2019 The particularities of Logan’s mind games are telling. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Succession Bores Into the Power of Fear," 25 Aug. 2019 The mind games have started, the statistics are being mulled over. Aimee Lewis, CNN, "England vs. USA: English women chase World Cup history against 'the team everyone wants to beat'," 1 July 2019 The first being the duo’s trippy electronica, equal parts trance-inducing mind game and dance-floor-filling groove, that has made them an Ultra Music Festival staple. Ben Crandell, sun-sentinel.com, "Weekend preview: Women and beers and TVs we love, plus a Bon Jovi dance party?," 7 Aug. 2019 Distance yourself from anyone who is unstable or playing mind games. Eugenia Last, The Mercury News, "Horoscopes: July 25, 2019," 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of mind game

1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Mind game.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mind%20game. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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