- Denoting an event or broadcast that occurs directly before a particular game or match: he threw out the first pitch during the pregame ceremoniesMore example sentences
- You heard it on sports radio and television pregame shows, amidst the endless barking and blather of those lively roundtable segments.
- That, and a giant cup of straight black coffee, is the extent of his pregame preparation.
- Come sit in the stands for a few minutes—anywhere you like, nobody cares this early—and watch the pregame rituals.
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- An event or show held or broadcast just before a particular game or match: the comments in question were made during last night’s pregameMore example sentences
- The pregame is the big deal at Manny's HD in Moonachie, where the HD refers to the 18 high-definition screens.
- Does anything happen to broadcasters who pick the wrong team in the pregame?
- Only NASCAR followed with a successful on-location pregame.
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- (Especially of a person who is underage) drink alcohol before attending an event or social function: a lot of the teenagers had pregamed before they got there (as noun pregaming) in recent years these dances have turned into excuses for massive amounts of pregamingMore example sentences
- Max and his brothers are pre-gaming: a dozen of them strut about the courtyard of their house on the University of Florida's Fraternity Row, each nursing a cold beer.
- While boozing in the theaters is verboten, you can pregame with local brews, wines and mixed drinks.
- After pregaming with a couple of Red Bull and Vodkas, he allegedly made quite a scene at the party.
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