big game

noun
large animals that are hunted for sport
Hypernyms: ↑game

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noun
1. : the large animals sought or taken by hunting or fishing for pleasure rather than profit

big game angling is not without its risks

2. : an important object of quest; especially : one involving risk

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1. large wild animals, esp. when hunted for sport.
2. large fish, as tuna and marlin, when sought by deep-sea anglers.
3. a major objective, esp. one that involves risk.
[1860-65]

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big game see under ↑game1
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Main Entry:big
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big game
The larger animals hunted
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Main Entry:game

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big game UK US noun [uncountable]
large wild animals such as lions that people hunt as a sport
Thesaurus: general animal typeshyponym hunting, shooting and fishinghyponym

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big game,
1. the larger animals, such as elephants, tigers, and lions, hunted by sportsmen.
2. Informal, Figurative. very important objectives: »

The district attorney disregarded the petty criminals; he was after big game: the leader of the gang.

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n. large animals hunted for sport

[as adj.] a big-game hunter

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noun [noncount]
: large animals (such as elephants and tigers) that are hunted for sport

They traveled to Africa to hunt big game.

a big-game hunter

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ˌbig ˈgame [big game] noun uncountable
large wild animals that people hunt for sport, for example ↑elephants and ↑lions

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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