Meaning of GAME in English

GAME

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a ball game

He’s always watching ball games on TV.

a championship game/match

He was playing in his first championship game of the season.

a chess game/match

Who won the chess game?

a computer game

Kids love playing computer games.

a football match/game

Do you often go to football matches?

a game bird (= that people shoot and eat )

They hunt game birds such as ducks and pheasants.

a game of golf

Anybody fancy a game of golf this afternoon?

a game show (= in which people play games or answer questions to win prizes )

It’s been a popular game show for years.

a hard-fought battle/contest/game etc

one of the most hard-fought games this season

a hard-fought battle for the presidency

a team game/sport (= one that is played by teams )

In those days, girls didn’t play team sports.

arcade game

ball game

I used to be a teacher, so working in an office is a whole new ball game.

big game

a big game hunter

board game

end game

fair game

The young star’s behavior made her fair game for the tabloid press.

game of bluff

Whatever you say, you must do it. This isn’t a game of bluff .

game park

game plan

He has his game plan all worked out.

game point

game reserve

game show

game warden

games console

They're bringing out a new games console this Christmas.

gave the game away (= showed something that he was trying to keep secret )

The look on his face gave the game away .

give the game away (= give information that should be secret )

I don’t want to give the game away by saying too much.

head game

He’s obviously playing head games with you.

home team/game/crowd/club etc

The home team took the lead after 25 minutes.

in as many days/weeks/games etc

A great trip! We visited five countries in as many days in five days .

multi-player gaming

Olympic Games, the

the 1976 Olympic Games

parlour game

party games

The children had great fun playing party games.

pick-up game

platform game

playing head games

He’s obviously playing head games with you.

shell game

Critics called the proposal a shell game.

video game

war game

win a game/match

It’s supposed to be easier to win your home games.

zero-sum game

Diplomatic negotiations often aim at a zero-sum game.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

big

He says it's a big game for me and the club.

Everyone else is capable of a big game but rarely do they occur together.

It's all a big game .

Nebraska finishes with Iowa State, watered-down Colorado and some second-tier opponent in the Big 12 title game .

They reckon it's no bad thing to be going from one big game to another.

The biggest game of them all!

He scooped the jackpot and a diamond ring prize after calling house on 52 in our big money game number 229.

I love to play in big games .

fair

All kinds of birds and fish were also fair game , with parrots being particularly prized prey.

Any woman on this street would seem to be fair game , and especially a gaijin.

Unlike the Koran, however, the Bible has long been fair game for spirited literary re-readings.

Government officials were always fair game to be bought by special interests.

To be fair his game did exceed that. emailinc Glurk.

And everything is fair game: If it moves, you can shoot.

However, small, non-mechanical parts are fair game and might show considerable savings.

Without a man, such women would be fair game for violence from anyone.

good

Female speaker It's a good laugh; good team game , loads of spirit.

So the Raiders played their best game of the season.

Neil Greenwood says Rugby League is a better game than Union.

She really wasn't any good at this game of deception - especially where her friend was concerned.

My best games are ahead of me.

olympic

But it also did not want to tarnish its image as a candidate to host the 2008 Olympic games .

The same teams meet in a pool A Olympic game July 26.

The third task of universities is a sort of Olympic games for intellectuals.

These Olympic games are themselves the product not of a municipal bid, but of private entrepreneurship.

The Olympic games version would settle for less than 10 per cent of school-leavers.

It happened at the Olympic games at Munich in 1972.

So important were the Olympic games in the ancient world that the calendar was set by them.

video

At one school, children watched television and played video games as usual.

Why not turn the sport into a video game ?

He saw her playing with the video games , checking out the board games, giving the stuffed animals trial hugs.

The self-absorbed child who is bright and verbal may be-come quite expert in computer, chess, and video games .

Congressional interest in video game violence has decreased.

You can also use his interest in computer or video games to motivate him to join in other activities.

whole

In my case, this may happen once in a whole game .

Pretty music underscores the whole game .

I don't want you giving away our whole game .

It was so loud the whole game that you really have to appreciate that.

Clearly the whole game has a dimension of linear extension which enables a continual process of growth in recognition.

My whole game came together, putting included.

He did nearly nothing the whole game .

Do you want me to slam into 300-pound guys the whole game ?

■ NOUN

ball

Read in studio Still to come on Central News, it's a whole new ball game .

Analysts said the company had done just what it needed to do to stay in the telephone company ball game .

He also went out to the streets of Sedgefield to interview villagers on their feelings about the Sedgefield ball game .

Nothing works quite like finger food in terms of complementing a b-\#ball game .

This war will start at an appointed time, like a ball game .

Everyone laughed. Ball games became even more fun.

They looked like three guys relaxing after a ball game .

As we enter the final straight, everything will hinge on how we respond and adjust to the new ball game .

board

Games At one time most games relevant to history were board games.

Lots of computer-generated technical dazzle in this fantasy about jungle animals escaping a supernatural board game and terrorizing a New Hampshire town.

When you are laying out a new workshop you can play a particularly entertaining board game .

He saw her playing with the video games , checking out the board games, giving the stuffed animals trial hugs.

But this trendy new board game is littered with connotations of drug use.

Cyril said, throwing the board games , one by one, downward.

A family hooked on the board game Cluedo found Asha'a body in Somerset last week, 14 years after she vanished.

Designed like a board game , your choices move a young writer through his career.

card

He was said to have returned to his own room to finish a card game of patience before reporting finding the body.

She also acts vividly, and the card game and last-minute rescue are effectively tense.

Consider the card games , whist and bridge.

There were, as Yves had predicted so confidently, no card games in the boathouse.

A little fat guy came in and said he was for the card game in Room 42.

Many also knew card games like monte, poker, and seven-up.

computer

Children from well-off families would rather play computer games than go outside.

The museum car also features computer games and quizzes to test visitors' knowledge of train lore and station architecture.

We both read a great deal and play computer games .

They played computer games , partied together, had a lot of the same friends.

The children in particular had a great time with computer games , entertainers and bouncy castles to keep them occupied.

Presley City, all of it, is some kind of big computer game .

Entertainment World run one of the biggest computer games clubs.

football

In May 1988, Tudorbury dealers had the bright idea of fixing a football game with Harvard Securities.

Or with so many global crises to keep an eye on, what the Almighty was doing watching a football game .

He also happened to have a wager on the outcome of the football game .

All were allegedly taken at the same football game by freelance photographer E. J. Flammer.

Lula exclaimed when Alvin approached her with news of a school football game he was to play in.

Oh, and there will a football game , too.

home

Also, what's the situation with home games ?

Every home game has been sold out to season ticket-holders since 1960.

It was tense for a few minutes ... but it was the first home game ... and the first win at stake.

It is attached to the hotel where the Packers stay the night before their home games .

Middlesbrough hope for a good crowd despite it being the third home game of the week.

The caution takes Mohan to 21 points and a one-match ban that will rule him out of the home game against Barnsley.

David takes him to one of the home games , then briefs Jody by phone before the guy calls for a date.

league

This, in fact, was the seventh defeat in their last nine League games .

It's Monday night and he's watching a National Football League game .

Chelsea have yet to win a League game in his absence, taking four points from a possible 12.

Their first league game was played at the beginning of September, at the Glenpatrick Road pitch.

Worked-out by the all-conquering micro-chip this gives Durham four home fixtures, including two Sunday league games , by April 26.

Crosby has 18 players in his squad all fighting to make a Wembley impression in the remaining four league games .

We haven't lost in 13 league games 8 of which are wins.

Darlington had only eight wins in 31 League games , with the worst defensive away record in the four divisions.

show

Eccentric I see that the television game show that inspired letters to you recently has been at it again.

Sting performed at the Super Bowl pre-game show .

The Christmas Day morale booster was only the game show host's second trip outside hospital since his near-fatal crash.

So it's only politically correct and fair to write about an actor who's appearing on that other famous game show .

And television has enshrined these twin virtues in quiz and games shows .

A game show appeared to be in progress, and lights were flashing, indicating that some one had won.

This isn't some game show where you barter with another contestant for the big prize.

war

Many of these were war games which involved the movement of fighting forces and resources over a map on the board.

But such autopsies, like war games , often bear little resemblance to actual war.

The unit was one of dozens participating in the Kernel Blitz 97 biennial war game at Camp Pendleton.

Planned events include a fantasy role-playing war games day, an Easter egg hunt and motorcycle display.

The U.S. military's favorite way of testing its assumptions and ideas is to run a war game .

The war game was fought out at Schriever Air Force base in Colorado and was set in space in the year 2017.

Generals love virtual reality, war games of any kind.

■ VERB

lose

Unfortunately we lost our last game and other results went against us so we were down and out.

Past Cat teams would have been mortified at the thought of losing four conference games .

After a convincing win in game 1 Kasparov fell prey to overconfidence, losing games 4 and 5.

Drake was the only team that offered a real challenge, and Oregon lost that game .

It would have been very easy for the Cats to lose that game .

Nearest challengers Enfield lost their third game in a row by 2-0 at home to Basingstoke Town.

I was lost in the game .

miss

Scrafford also injured a foot last year and missed nine games .

He misses his second game in succession when Instonians are the visitors tomorrow at Stevenson Park.

No way I was going to miss that game .

And I was missing too many games complaining of a bad knee when there was nothing really wrong with it.

He missed all of April last season with a strained left hip and missed 20 games due to injury.

Spellman, in the second year of a four-year, $ 11. 6 million contract, had missed five straight games .

In 1995-96, he averaged seven points over 51 games , missing 23 games with a sprained ankle.

play

But we're certainly not going to play highest-bidder games .

I know how to play the game myself.

The voluptuous actress wouldn't need to play foolish games with him.

The graphics and special effects are described by many who have played the game as being well beyond anything out there.

Don't play games with me, dear monk.

But Symington and the Legislature are simply playing games here.

Or am I playing some deep game , as I was with the choice of accommodation?

Roberts' poor physical condition combined with nagging injuries prevented him from playing more than 51 games in the past four seasons.

start

Highly-rated midfielder Gary Owers could also start a game for the first time in over three months, depending on Bracewell's condition.

Kent Graham has been in the league and started games .

In no time, your baby will be starting this hilarious game himself.

Carr started 10 games early in the season when the Suns were banged up.

Law 10 Kick-Off A place-kick is now only taken to start the game , or to start the game after half-time.

He started the majority of games in the final two months of the season as Clyde Drexler recovered from knee surgery.

She had a good view of the hospital entrance, so she started her private game of guessing what the people were.

Right-hander Carlos Reyes, who will pitch opening day, has started just 10 major-league games .

watch

Even better, the two young women were lounging near the bar, watching the darts game in progress.

We were sitting around, watching games , imagining every scenario.

We used to watch the game together and I'd suddenly see him wince in pain.

The simple joy of watching a game slowly unfold was replaced by the chrome brutality of the box score.

But if you watched Swindon's game on Sunday ... you were in for a treat.

Parents have to drive them to soccer practice, and stay to watch the game , or be considered child abusers.

They all started watching the game very intently.

It takes an hour and a half to watch the game .

win

No-one deserved to win this uninspiring game !

The Bears won just one more game after that, finishing the year with a disappointing 6-6 record.

Give the flower to Mum to win the game .

They won more games since Jan. 7 than the Sharks won all year.

Now, whatever Wimbledon do, Bradford will stay up if they win their last two games .

And even if equal opportunity to win the game were attained it would only establish the game.

In terms of price for what you get, it wins - game , set and match.

The present and future won a big basketball game Wednesday night at the Coliseum Arena.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(play) a/the waiting game

Although most people were relieved that the waiting game was over, the first days and nights were nerve-racking.

But von Steinholz wanted to play a waiting game and see where the trail led him.

Friday, and volunteer fireman Dave Papenfuss said it was purely a waiting game after that.

It was a waiting game now, she thought anxiously.

Lucy only wished that she could have more of the patience required to play a waiting game.

She had played a waiting game with great skill in the 1540s.

The Danley strike, like many others, was a waiting game and a numbers game.

Unfortunately, with work inhibition, the waiting game only ensures future problems.

a whole new ball game

I used to be a teacher, so working in an office is a whole new ball game.

Although not my cup of tea, I must admit Manchester United is a whole new ball game.

Read in studio Still to come on Central News, it's a whole new ball game.

So obviously if he's hidden this one, he's playing a whole new ball game.

ahead of the game/curve

Belmont city leaders have never been ahead of the curve in environmental matters.

Businesses that want to stay ahead of the curve find trend research crucial.

It just shows how desperate New Yorkers are to be ahead of the curve.

Reagan was ahead of the curve in his sensible discussion of the economics of Social Security.

The successful programs I know of in college football stay ahead of the game.

Then again, some major thinkers are way ahead of the curve.

This talk gave me another view of Mike-a little guy who had once been ahead of the game.

be a mug's game

be at the top of your game

fun and games

It started out as fun and games but became a successful business.

A wild midnight gallop lands her on the very doorstep of her ancestral home, and the fun and games commence.

As head of the Fort Baxter motor pool, Bilko runs all the fun and games on the base.

Free fun and games ... Happy children make happy holidays - for everyone.

In return for the fun and games, the youthful members, whether or not interested in politics, are expected to help with the electioneering.

It was not all fun and games.

Next time the left hand section of Cheedale's Cornice dries out, we should see some fun and games.

Party and Class All this fun and games is not looked upon with disapproval by the seniors in the Conservative Party.

Police suspected that the boys, whose fun and games hurt a lot of people, were on drugs.

play (a game of) cat and mouse (with sb)

For the rest of the hunting season, the saboteurs will play a cat and mouse game with the huntsmen.

They played cat and mouse with the Bay, now scrambling for the outside, now sneaking back in.

play games

As a child she preferred playing games with boys to dressing up dolls.

But Symington and the Legislature are simply playing games here.

Don't waste time by playing games.

I don't play games at all!

If they want to play games with their parachutes, then that is their affair.

Just going out to resupply some patrols on a secure road was so bland that we played games to make it interesting.

The Dauphin was showing Henry that he was just a stupid kid who should still be playing games.

They can only create challenges for themselves, play games within the games.

play the game

Diillon won't get promoted if he's not willing to play the game.

He thought he was playing the game again.

I know how to play the game myself.

Just like playing the game itself, it seems.

Last year three hundred and sixty pupils were injured from three thousand schools who regularly play the game.

Most manufacturers have played the game.

Until that point we were really just playing the game.

We assume to start with that the weighted patterns provide a rough guide to playing the game.

While online, the user could play the game, which would be stored in short-term memory.

the name of the game

Popularity is the name of the game in television.

But inequality is still the name of the game for many.

No-one ever really suggested it and we never knew the name of the game.

Popularity is the name of the game in television.

Selection is inevitable and flexibility is the name of the game.

Survival was the name of the game, as it has been throughout history.

When the cause is known the effects are clearly understood: metaphysics was the name of the game.

the shock/surprise/game etc of sb's life

And so that would be the surprise of her life .

But on Sunday Collins played the game of his life in destroying the fancied Vikings.

Goalie Garth Snow played the game of his life to save Philly.

He had arrived before the others, and got the shock of his life when he saw Nails.

He said he was the security guard, but he had the shock of his life when he saw me.

She is having the game of her life .

So when he followed up by pointing us towards the touchline, I got the shock of my life .

throw a match/game/fight

This year, he is throwing a game party at his home in Austin.

two can play at that game

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"Psychic Detective" is a CD-ROM computer game from Electronic Arts Studios.

a video game

About 7 million households have people who play computer games.

Barcelona beat Real Madrid 3-2 in a thrilling game .

Board games are still popular gifts.

board games like Monopoly and Ludo

Chadwick suggested that baseball evolved from the English game of rounders.

Chess is such a difficult game .

Do you want to come and watch the volleyball game this Saturday?

Evansville will play Maryland in the championship game .

Harvey has devised a Spanish-English language card game .

Have you ever played Mah Jong? It's a Chinese game .

How about a game of tennis this evening?

I'm not very good at card games.

I got two tickets for the Bulls' game .

In Wales, rugby is the national game .

Let's have a game of chess.

Rugby is a very exciting, fast-moving game .

Sampras leads, two games to one.

Sharpe had injured a knee in a football game a few weeks earlier

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Breakdown must be one of the best reader's games we've ever had.

But I just tried to keep focusing on the game .

In 18 games for Ottawa last season he had 15 points.

Players have stepped up their games.

That is why so few books on the middle game , he wrote, though plenty on openings and endgames.

The Vikings nearly won the game in regulation.

Then you proceed to get all the other pairs to win the game ten pairs to none.

They were, though, marginally the more inventive in a game that showed signs of decline from the early stages.

II. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

straight

They hit 10 of 17 attempts, the fourth straight game they have made 10 or more 3-pointers.

It was the second straight game Lang and Conacher were held out.

■ NOUN

animal

At that time, an ice age was ending, game animals were flourishing, and humans were relatively few.

A more challenging species of game animal .

Only one of the hoofed mammals has never been a game animal .

Studies have shown that game animals , principally venison, are more efficient land users than domesticated livestock.

As huntress she both preserves and destroys game animals , but she does not draw the line at animals.

ball

They gave him a standing ovation from the dugout and promised to present him with the game ball .

Palic, whose best punt was a 55-yard bomb, was awarded a game ball afterward.

bird

All my work has been involved with estates where game birds were the prime consideration.

Shopping for Quail Quail, one of the most widely available of all game birds , are stocked in many poultry departments.

Some of these may be used in combination when grilling meat or game birds .

It is one of the few game birds where the flavor does not vary substantially between the wild and farm-raised fowl.

Like all other game birds , quail need to be cooked carefully to avoid overcooking, as the flesh can dry out.

They are, however, slightly more forgiving than squab and other game birds to overcooking.

Pickling is a very old technique that was used to preserve game birds before refrigeration was widely available.

Similar accomplishments can be found in the raising of many almost-extinct species of game birds , such as wild turkey.

day

But on game day , security shut that down.

They sold 271 burritos on game day , 38 the day before.

face

Stunned, the Haleys managed to put on a game face .

Jody wants them to put on their game face , to get serious, get tough.

This is the closest she has ever come to having a game face .

The players all have their game faces on.

park

Yes, Bert agreed, he had gone to the game parks with his whole family. he had seen them.

plan

When he needed to vary his game plan Hamed was unable to.

That took them out of the game plan , too.

The previous commissioner spent months with us, analysing our game plans and marketing strategy.

Member companies spent most of the first year trying to hammer out a mission and a game plan .

Whether he can establish a solid relationship with him, likes his attitude-and if that player fits his game plan .

The Raiders' game plan revealed astonishing flexibility.

As the staff looks toward the future, its game plan is to provide quality care.

Rison was conspicuously absent from much of the Jaguars' game plan .

play

It must have stunning graphics, appealing game play and often a computer opponent of just the right difficulty level.

The game play is choppy, with slow player movements, while shooting and ball control are difficult to handle.

The result of this advance to multimedia users will mean higher-quality graphics, extended 3-D animation and enhanced game play .

player

An attempt by Bandai to break into the game player business has encountered even more problems.

show

Afterwards it feels like the satisfactory completion of another episode of a long-running game show .

They appeared with starlets at cabarets, guested on game shows and even flirted with politics, always wearing their masks.

Traditionally, a game show has a host.

theory

Recently game theory has made strides.

One of the few notions from game theory to penetrate the popular culture was the distinction of zero-sum and nonzero-sum games.

time

Camby is expected to suit up and decide just before game time whether to play.

But at game time , when they were warming up, they had white players on their team.

Even football fans may be driven to boycott the products, turn off the television set at game time or throw up.

The song echoes through Mac Court, which, just a few minutes before game time , is almost empty.

A few hours before game time Thursday afternoon, Jody is out jogging around the marina.

Two hours before game time , she was curled up on her living-room floor clutching her stomach.

Jody tells the team in the locker room before game time .

His availability will be determined at game time .

warden

The game warden and the biospherians were facing each other on either side of a thick airtight window.

On patrol, game warden Jay Little Hawk discovers the bodies of a herd of mutilated deer.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

An attempt by Bandai to break into the game player business has encountered even more problems.

But at game time, when they were warming up, they had white players on their team.

Meat stocks are essential to the intense sauces commonly found in game cooking.

The game play and artificial intelligence are unmatched in sports video gaming.

The present $ 400 gap between it and the game machines looks daunting.

III. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

computer

Years ago, my introduction to computer gaming came via a program called Adventure.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a whole new ball game

I used to be a teacher, so working in an office is a whole new ball game.

Although not my cup of tea, I must admit Manchester United is a whole new ball game.

Read in studio Still to come on Central News, it's a whole new ball game.

So obviously if he's hidden this one, he's playing a whole new ball game.

ahead of the game/curve

Belmont city leaders have never been ahead of the curve in environmental matters.

Businesses that want to stay ahead of the curve find trend research crucial.

It just shows how desperate New Yorkers are to be ahead of the curve.

Reagan was ahead of the curve in his sensible discussion of the economics of Social Security.

The successful programs I know of in college football stay ahead of the game.

Then again, some major thinkers are way ahead of the curve.

This talk gave me another view of Mike-a little guy who had once been ahead of the game.

be a mug's game

be at the top of your game

fun and games

It started out as fun and games but became a successful business.

A wild midnight gallop lands her on the very doorstep of her ancestral home, and the fun and games commence.

As head of the Fort Baxter motor pool, Bilko runs all the fun and games on the base.

Free fun and games ... Happy children make happy holidays - for everyone.

In return for the fun and games, the youthful members, whether or not interested in politics, are expected to help with the electioneering.

It was not all fun and games.

Next time the left hand section of Cheedale's Cornice dries out, we should see some fun and games.

Party and Class All this fun and games is not looked upon with disapproval by the seniors in the Conservative Party.

Police suspected that the boys, whose fun and games hurt a lot of people, were on drugs.

play (a game of) cat and mouse (with sb)

For the rest of the hunting season, the saboteurs will play a cat and mouse game with the huntsmen.

They played cat and mouse with the Bay, now scrambling for the outside, now sneaking back in.

the name of the game

Popularity is the name of the game in television.

But inequality is still the name of the game for many.

No-one ever really suggested it and we never knew the name of the game.

Popularity is the name of the game in television.

Selection is inevitable and flexibility is the name of the game.

Survival was the name of the game, as it has been throughout history.

When the cause is known the effects are clearly understood: metaphysics was the name of the game.

the shock/surprise/game etc of sb's life

And so that would be the surprise of her life .

But on Sunday Collins played the game of his life in destroying the fancied Vikings.

Goalie Garth Snow played the game of his life to save Philly.

He had arrived before the others, and got the shock of his life when he saw Nails.

He said he was the security guard, but he had the shock of his life when he saw me.

She is having the game of her life .

So when he followed up by pointing us towards the touchline, I got the shock of my life .

two can play at that game

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Console users take gaming seriously, and their brand loyalty is frightening.

For one thing, most other potential bidders have expertise in either lodging or gaming, not both.

So heed Film's guide to gaming.

The game play and artificial intelligence are unmatched in sports video gaming.

The next largest source of income is from raffles and gaming.

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