Definition of capture-the-flag in English:

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Entry from US English dictionary


A game in which two teams each hide a colored cloth, representing the team’s flag, and then try to find the other team’s flag and return with it to their home base.
Example sentences
  • Today, children are more apt to gather around the television or computer than to take up a game of kick-the-can or capture-the-flag.
  • Younger companies sponsor capture-the-flag games or afternoons of paintball tournaments.
  • An ‘insertion’ is kind of like a game of capture-the-flag complete with assault rifles and an armoured chopper.

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Syllabification: cap·ture-the-flag

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