Definitions

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  • n. Anything that consumes indiscriminately.

Etymologies

From the arcade game Pac-Man (1980) and its player character, a circle with a snapping mouth gobbling dots in a maze. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Rio considered several options to defend against what would rank as one of the world's largest acquisitions, including turning around and bidding for BHP in what is known as a Pac-Man defense.

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  • The gambit is called the Pac-Man defense, and has a relatively checkered history in the annals of mergers-and-acquisitions maneuvers.

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  • The name Pac-Man is derived from the Japanese slang "

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  • Pac-Man, Pac-Man Championship edition which debuted to rave reviews on Xbox Live Arcade in 2007, and a cute 3DS-only side-scrolling platformer called Pac-Man Tilt in which Pac-Man runs and jumps and players use the device's gyroscope to tilt swinging platforms.

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  • The ______ chaser is a visual illusion, also known as the Pac-Man illusion.

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  • There are clones of well-known titles such as Pac-Man, Frogger and Breakout.

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  • The runaway success of Space Invaders helped establish Midway as the arcade giant that would alter release iconic titles such as Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam.

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  • While there are plenty of retro games on the App Store right now, such as Pac-Man and Frogger

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  • Obvious games such as Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Tetris are there and they're mixed with more recent titles such as Square classic

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  • Puckman ", but it was changed to" Pac-Man "upon launching in the United States.

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