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Definition of game verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    game

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɡeɪm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡeɪm//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they game
    BrE BrE//ɡeɪm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡeɪm//
     
    present simple I / you / we / they games
    BrE BrE//ɡeɪmz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡeɪmz//
     
    past simple gamed
    BrE BrE//ɡeɪmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡeɪmd//
     
    past participle gamed
    BrE BrE//ɡeɪmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡeɪmd//
     
    past participle gaming
    BrE BrE//ˈɡeɪmɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡeɪmɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to risk money playing a game of chance
  2. 2[intransitive] to play video games
  3. 3[transitive] game something to use something in a way that is unfair but legal, in order to get what you want Some companies only received a government grant because they gamed the system. The government finance programme is being gamed by some high-profile banks.
  4. 4[transitive] game somebody to treat somebody who trusts you in an unfair way in order to get what you want He gamed his publishers, his family and his friends in order to make a success of his autobiography.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: game