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game

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having a desire or inclination (as for a specified course of action)
  • Are you game for going out tonight?
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game

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1 a competitive encounter between individuals or groups carried on for amusement, exercise, or in pursuit of a prize
  • decided he would indulge in a friendly basketball game with his friends before dinner
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2 a method worked out in advance for achieving some objective
  • The crook told his accomplice, "Here's the game: look surprised when the police ask about the money."
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3 an attitude or manner not to be taken seriously
  • For some Internet users posting comments is all a game, so just ignore them.
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4 the activity by which one regularly makes a living
  • Stand-up comedy is his game, and he's one of a handful of people making a decent living at it.
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5 a region of activity, knowledge, or influence
  • The education game simply was no longer of interest to her.
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fun, jest, sport, game, play mean action or speech that provides amusement or arouses laughter. fun usually implies laughter or gaiety but may imply merely a lack of serious or ulterior purpose.
    • played cards just for fun
jest implies lack of earnestness and may suggest a hoaxing or teasing.
    • hurt by remarks said only in jest
sport applies especially to the arousing of laughter against someone.
    • teasing begun in sport led to anger
game is close to sport, and often stresses mischievous or malicious fun.
    • made game of their poor relations
play stresses the opposition to earnest without implying any malice or mischief.
    • pretended to strangle his brother in play


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