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Noun

Singular
game

Plural
s

game (s)
  1. (countable) A pursuit or activity with rules performed either alone or with others, for the purpose of entertainment.
    Shall we play a game?
  2. (in plural games) Sport played in a lesson at school.
  3. (uncountable) Wild animals hunted for food.
    The forest has plenty of game.
  4. (countable) The entire being of an industry, activity or profession.
    When it comes to making sales, John is the best in the game.

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Adjective

game (comparative gam, superlative er)

Positive
game

Comparative
gam

Superlative
er

  1. Willing to participate.
    I'm game, would you like to tell me how [to do that]? - From the computer game Adventure.

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Verb

Infinitive
to game

Third person singular
gam

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to game (third-person singular simple present gam, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To gamble.
  2. (intransitive) To play games and be a gamer.
  3. (transitive) To use a system or bureaucracy in a way which defeats or nullifies the rules in effect, usually to obtain a result which otherwise would be unobtainable.
    We'll bury them in paperwork, and game the system.

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to gamble See gamble

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