- 1[intransitive] to risk money playing a game of chance
- 2[intransitive] to play video games
- 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[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.
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//