game out

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game out (third-person singular simple present games out, present participle gaming out, simple past and past participle gamed out)

  1. (slang) To play games to such an excessive degree that one is unwilling to play more.
  2. (idiomatic) To run through scenarios to determine what will happen given certain decisions; to play out possibilities; to examine several ideas to come up with their likeliest end results.
    • 2022 October 1, David E. Sanger; Anton Troianovski; Julian E. Barnes, “In Washington, Putin’s Nuclear Threats Stir Growing Alarm”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      In a gathering Cold War atmosphere, American officials are gaming out responses should Russia resort to battlefield nuclear weapons.