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noun American English pronunciation: chicken /ˈtʃɪkən/ 
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  1. 3
    [uncountable] a game played especially by children in which the winner is the person who continues doing something dangerous the longest
    play chicken:

    The kids were playing chicken on the railroad track when the accident happened.

    1. a.
      a situation in which two groups or countries threaten each other until one gives the other what they want
      game of chicken:

      The affair degenerated into the longest game of chicken in diplomatic history.

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