American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To engage in a war game.
- v. To simulate (a military operation or a proposed plan of action) in order to test validity or effectiveness under actual or assumed conditions.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
“Don't allow sexed-up war-game videos to hypnotize kids, some of whom then go on to get killed in the U.S. Army sequel to their childhood games.”
“It was in this context that Colonel Gardiner made, in an almost offhand way, before we even began to war-game the Enigmatic Box on the Euphrates, a stunning allusion to an overlooked aspect of the Georgia crisis of August 2008, which had just then come to an uneasy, unstable pause.”
“He knew of no way to war-game counterinsurgency, which included so many other social variables.”
“Glenn Beck — who has a daily TV show on a popular cable news network and therefore must be taken more seriously in some quarters than scruffy people ranting on streetcorners — assembles his friends to war-game the coming civil war.”
“Gen. Zinni said the Clinton Administration had him war-game an attack and invasion of Iraq.”
“In basic training, some recruits called him the "Terminator" after he escaped from one group during a war-game exercise, summoned his own squad and captured the other team.”
“Frankly I don't think this can be done for all jobs - I mean, real-time strategy games is a direct extension of military war-game exercises, but how do you create a game out of flipping-burgers, or tech service?”
“Nearly five decades after America's failed Bay of Pigs invasion, Cuba conducted war-game exercises this weekend.”
“We could work together, share ideas, offer [tactics, techniques and procedures] to each other, maybe war-game or table-top some of these experiences.”
“As Dan Quayle inches closer to a '96 presidential bid, some White House insiders are beginning to war-game the race with him at the top of the GOP ticket.”
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