mind game

  1. deliberate actions of calculated psychological manipulation intended to intimidate or confuse (usually for competitive advantage)
    football players try to play mind games with the opposition
    the jeweler's mind game is to convince lovers that the size of a gemstone reflects the depth of their feelings
  2. any game designed to exercise the intellect
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How To Use mind game In A Sentence

  • When The Beatles broke up, the individual members produced works like Imagine, All Things Must Pass and Mind Games.
  • I said something about mind games, and he disowned any likeness to another guy that had made me think he was interested in me when he was just looking for a make-out buddy.
  • Business decisions certainly involve mind games, not just gut feelings or pure intuition.
  • Or a spot of mind games to use the local lingo. Times, Sunday Times
  • Some writers on the sport describe fencing as ‘chess with muscles’, highlighting the careful strategies and mind games that go into duelling.
  • Mind games are an important part of the game. The Sun
  • During the evening, guests negotiated an obstacle course of mind games and computer problems.
  • It's just a pathetic mind game played by town planners who get their kicks by persecuting motorists.
  • The sooner Hanuman is free from their spider's web of yogas and mind games, the gladder I shall be. THE BROKEN GOD
  • Voices is about people playing mind games and who go on ego trips. The Sun
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