(a) form of play or sport with rules 游戏; 运动: popular children's games 儿童喜爱的游戏
eg：a game of chance/skill 一种碰运气的[赛技巧的]游戏.
(b) instance of this 游戏; 运动: to play a game of chess, football, hide-and-seek, etc 下棋、踢足球﹑捉迷藏
eg：Let's have a game of snooker. 咱们打一局台球吧.
(a) athletics or sport as part of a school curriculum (学校的)体育活动
eg：Mary never played games at school. 玛丽在学校从不参加体育活动.
(b) (also the Games) (international) athletic contests (国际)体育比赛, 运动会
eg：the Olympic/Commonwealth/Highland `Games 奥林匹克[英联邦/苏格兰高地]运动会.
3)[C] part of a game (eg tennis or bridge) that forms a scoring unit (网球或桥牌的)一局, 一盘, 一场
eg：We need another twenty points to make game, ie in bridge. 我们需再打20分才够一局(桥牌).
eg：They lost the first game of the second set, ie in tennis. 他们在第二盘中输了第一局(网球赛).
eg：(one) game all, two games all, etc, ie each player or team has won one game, two games, etc 各赢一局﹑ 各赢两局等
eg：Game, set and match (to…), ie The tennis match has been won (by…) 赢得这局﹑ 盘﹑ 场网球赛的是…
eg：[attrib 作定语] game `point, ie stage in a competition when one point is needed to win the game (比赛中)决胜的一分.
4)[C] set of equipment for playing a game (游戏或运动的)器材
eg：My uncle always gives us a `board game for Christmas. 我叔叔每逢圣诞节总要送给我们一副棋.
5)[C] (usu sing 通常作单数) (infml 口)
(a) secret and cunning plan; trick 诡计; 计谋; 花招
eg：So that's his (little) game! ie Now I know what he has been planning. 原来那就是他的鬼点子!
eg：I wish I knew what her game is, ie what she is planning to do. 但愿我知道她打的是什麽主意.
(b) type of activity or business 活动类型; 行业
eg：the `publishing game 出版业
eg：the game of `politics 政治工作
eg：How long have you been in `this game? 你从事这一行业有多久了?
6)[U] (flesh of) wild animals or birds hunted for sport or food 猎物; 野兽或野禽的肉: [attrib 作定语] game `pie 野味馅饼.
(idm 习语) beat sb at his own game => beat1. easy game => easy
1. fair game => fair
1. fun and games => fun.
the,game is not worth the `candle (saying 谚)
the advantages to be gained from doing sth are not worth the trouble, expense, etc involved 不值得做; 得不偿失.
the game is `up (usu said to or by a wrongdoer when he is caught 抓到做坏事者时说的话或做坏事者被抓到时的自语)
your/our crime, trickery, etc has been discovered 事情已败露了; 你[我们]完蛋了.
a game that `two can play; `two can play at `that game (that is a) wrongdoing or trick that a victim can copy in return 那一套你会我也会.
give the `game away carelessly reveal a secret 不慎泄露秘密; 露马脚.
the luck of the game => luck. a mug's game => mug
2. the name of the game => name
1. (be) ,off one's `game unable to play as well as usual 竞技状态不佳; 发挥失常.
(be) on the `game (sl 俚) involved in prostitution or thieving 卖淫; 行窃.
play a cat-and-mouse game with sb => cat1. play the `game
(a) play according to the rules 按规矩办事; 遵守规则.
(b) (fig 比喻) act in a fair or honourable way 办事公道; 光明正大
eg：John only pretends to do his share of the work; he's just not playing the game. 约翰只是装成做他那份工作, 实际上并不真心好好干.
play sb's game act so as to further sb's plans intentionally or unintentionally 有意或无意地促进某人的计画
eg：She didn't realize that by complaining she was only playing Peter's game. 她未曾想发牢骚无形中反倒帮了彼得的忙.
game bird bird that is hunted and killed for food or sport 可捕猎的鸟.
gamecock n cock bred for cock-fighting 斗鸡.
gamekeeper n man employed to breed and protect game birds on an estate 猎禽看守人(繁殖和保护猎禽者).
gamesmanship n [U] art of winning games by upsetting the confidence of one's opponent 比赛中藉挫伤对手自信心以取胜的策略.
game-warden n person employed to manage a game reserve (猎物繁殖与保护区的)管理员, 经理人.
7)/ geɪm; ɡem/ adj ~ (for sth/to do sth) eager and willing to undertake sth risky; brave 跃跃欲试的; 有冒险精神的; 勇敢的
eg：`Who'll climb up to get it?' `I'm game (to try).' ‘谁愿意爬上去把它拿下来?'‘我来(试试).'
eg：He's always game for an adventure. 他一向热衷於冒险.
8)gamely adv: fight, struggle, etc gamely, ie bravely but perhaps unsuccessfully 暴虎冯河地战斗﹑斗争等(勇敢, 但未必成功).
9)/geɪm; ɡem/ adj (dated infml 旧, 口)
lame; crippled (esp in the leg) 残疾的; (尤指)瘸的, 跛的
eg：He is game in the leg/has a game leg. 他腿瘸[有一只瘸腿].