adjective, gam·er, gam·est.
verb (used without object), gamed, gam·ing.
verb (used with object), gamed, gam·ing.
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Idioms for game
- to die after a brave struggle.
- to remain steadfast or in good spirits at the moment of defeat: He knew that as a candidate he didn't have a chance in the world, but he campaigned anyway and died game.
- Sports. playing badly: The pregame trash talk from our rivals was meant to throw us off our game, but we rose above it.
- not performing as well as usual: The showrunner and her writers are off their game, and episodes this season drag on without the humor and lightness fans had come to expect.
- Sports. playing well: You need to recruit experienced players who will be on their game coming straight off the bench.
- performing well, or as well as usual: She’s been noticeably sharper and really on her game since she came back from vacation.
- to act or play in accordance with the rules.
- to act honorably or justly: We naively assumed that our allies would continue to play the game.
Origin of game1
synonym study for game
OTHER WORDS FROM gamegame·less, adjectivegame·like, adjectivegame·ness, nounun·game·like, adjective
Definition for game (2 of 2)
Origin of game2
Example sentences from the Web for game
Boston Celtics forward Grant Williams said, shortly before the Bucks were scheduled to tip off their game against the Orlando Magic.
Whenever people buy digital goods, like Netflix subscriptions or video game items, through the App Store, Apple demands a cut.Why Apple let WordPress walk but continues to fight Fortnite’s Epic Games|rhhackettfortune|August 25, 2020|Fortune
A pair of Michael Jordan’s signed, game-worn Nikes was recently auctioned by Christie’s for a record $615,000.The Notorious B.I.G.’s crown and Tupac’s love letters are going to auction at Sotheby’s|radmarya|August 25, 2020|Fortune
Its smartwatch and wireless ear buds have emerged as market leaders, but not game changers.Apple CEO Tim Cook is fulfilling another Steve Jobs vision|Rachel Schallom|August 24, 2020|Fortune
The company said electronics sales were up 70% as customers bought home-office items and video games.Target just had its best quarter ever thanks to pandemic bulk buying|Phil Wahba|August 19, 2020|Fortune
We add them to our games because we see other developers add them to their games.
“I sense that mobile games are starting to shed their skin, getting rid of all the dead things they carry around,” he says.
These “free” games display ads, often in obnoxious places, in lieu of the entry fee.
Forget those silly “games played with the ball”; they are far “too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind.”
He grew up both a computer geek in the early days of video games and an avid record collector.DJ Spooky Wants You To Question Everything You Know About Music, Technology, and Philosophy|Oliver Jones|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Children freshly befurbelowed, were gathering for their games under the oaks.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
They take him along whenever they play games, thinking the mascot helps them to win.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
Because they used a heavier ball, roulette looked about the same as on Earth, and the same went for the dice games.Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe
I fear, Sir,' she replied, 'we have been made King and Queen after the fashion of children in summer games.'King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
We ought to beat hershell get too uppity to live with, declared Bobby, discussing these games.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for game (1 of 2)
- wild animals, including birds and fish, hunted for sport, food, or profit
- (as modifier)game laws
Derived forms of gamegamelike, adjective
Word Origin for game
British Dictionary definitions for game (2 of 2)
Word Origin for game
Idioms and Phrases with game
In addition to the idioms beginning with game
- game is not worth the candle, the
- game is up, the
- game that two can play, that's a
- ahead of the game
- at this stage (of the game)
- badger game
- beat someone at his or her own game
- call someone's bluff (game)
- confidence game
- end game
- fair game
- fun and games
give away (the game)losing battle (game)name of the gameonly game in townplay a waiting gameplay gamesplay the gamewaiting gamewhole new ball game.