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I have gamed away the whole of my substance, and I am a broken man.

And instead of teaching him, he has gamed with the lad at the rectory.

Even the great Duguesclin gamed away all his property in prison.

A small farmer has just gamed away his harvest, valued at 3000 francs.'

He began his book, but still he gamed; he finished it, but the evil was still in him. '

He had gamed, had felt the want of money; and money was no longer indifferent to him.

He drank, he gamed, he went where temptation was, and fell into it.

We gamed at supper like old fellows, both yesterday and today.

It is said that as a mere boy he gamed and drank and kept a mistress.

The oldest of us was but twenty-four, and we gamed on, as I say, until the Captain had cleared the board.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English gamen "game, joy, fun, amusement," common Germanic (cf. Old Frisian game "joy, glee," Old Norse gaman, Old Saxon, Old High German gaman "sport, merriment," Danish gamen, Swedish gamman "merriment"), regarded as identical with Gothic gaman "participation, communion," from Proto-Germanic *ga- collective prefix + *mann "person," giving a sense of "people together."

Meaning "contest played according to rules" is first attested c.1300. Sense of "wild animals caught for sport" is late 13c.; hence fair game (1825), also gamey. Game plan is 1941, from U.S. football; game show first attested 1961.

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