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noun chicken pronunciation in American English /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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