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1983, Lawrence Lasker & al., ''(w):''
- ''Joshua:'' Shall we play a game?''David:'' ... Love to. How about Global Thermonuclear War?''Joshua:'' Wouldn't you prefer a good game of chess?''David:'' Later. Let's play Global Thermonuclear War.''Joshua:'' Fine.
1991, (w), ''Liar (novel)|The Liar'', p. 37:
- From time to time, track-suited boys ran past them, with all the deadly purpose and humourless concentration of those who enjoyed Games.
A particular instance of playing a game; match.
- “I'm through with all pawn-games,” I laughed. “Come, let us have a game of lansquenet. Either I will take a farewell fall out of you or you will have your sevenfold revenge”.
That which is gained, such as the stake in a game.
The number of points necessary to win a game.
The equipment that enables such activity, particularly as packaged under a title.
One's manner, style, or performance in playing a game.
1951, (w), ''(w)'', chapter 11:
- I played golf with her that same afternoon. She lost eight balls, I remember. Eight. I had a terrible time getting her to at least open her eyes when she took a swing at the ball. I improved her game immensely, though.
(quote-book)|section=act 4, scene 5|lines=61–63|passage=Set them down / For sluttish spoils of opportunity / And daughters of the game.
Something that resembles a game with rules, despite not being designed.
(RQ:Shakespeare Henry 5)
- I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, straining upon the start. The game’s afoot!
Wild animals hunted for food.
The ability to seduce someone, usually by strategy.
1998, (w), ''She's Strange'' (song)
- She's strange, so strange, but I didn't complain. She said yes to me when I ran my game.
A questionable or unethical practice in pursuit of a goal; a scheme.
- Your murderous game is nearly up.
- It was obviously Lord Macaulay's game to blacken the greatest literary champion of the cause he had set himself to attack.
Willing to participate.
*(RQ:Melville Moby-Dick) But what’s this long face about, Mr. Starbuck; wilt thou not chase the white whale? art not game for Moby Dick?”
(quote-journal) (London)|date=23 February 2016|passage=Some of Grimsby’s other (extraordinarily up-to-date) targets include Donald Trump and Daniel Radcliffe, whose fates here are too breath-catchingly cruel to spoil, and also the admirably game Strong, whose character is beset by a constant stream of humiliations that hit with the force of a jet of…well, you’ll see.
That shows a tendency to continue to fight against another animal, despite being wounded, often severely.
Persistent, especially in senses similar to the above.
''We'll bury them in paperwork, and game the system.''
2005, "Picking up the pieces", ''The Economist'', 6 October 2005:
- Returning briefly to his journalistic persona to interview Britney Spears, he finds himself gaming her, and she gives him her phone number.
2010, Mystery, ''The Pickup Artist: The New and Improved Art of Seduction'', Villard Books (2010), (ISBN), page 100:
- A business associate of mine at the time, George Wu, sat across the way, gaming a stripper the way I taught him.
2010, Sheila McClear, "Would you date a pickup artist?", ''New York Post'', 9 July 2010:
- How did Amanda know she wasn’t getting gamed? Well, she didn’t. “I would wonder, ‘Is he saying stuff to other girls that he says to me?’ We did everything we could to cut it off . . . yet we somehow couldn’t.”
Injured, lame (of a limb).
around 1900, O. Henry, ''on Dress Parade|Lost on Dress Parade''
- You come with me and we'll have a cozy dinner and a pleasant talk together, and by that time your game ankle will carry you home very nicely, I am sure."
(nl-verb form of)
Entertainment or an instance of it; that which is enjoyable:
A (l); a codified (and often competitive) form of entertainment.
An amusing, joking, or humorous activity or event.
An endeavour; a set of actions towards a goal.
(l); wild animals hunted for food.
One's quarry; that which one is trying to catch.
Gamesmanship; gaming behaviour.
The reward for winning a game.