verse vs play against : Common Errors in English

About verse vs play against

Some young people use “verse” as a verb meaning “to play against,” as in “I’ll verse you at basketball after school.” Computer gamers are particularly fond of virtual opponents versing each other. Presumably this bit of slang derives from the word “versus,” but it’s not standard English and is likely to confuse outsiders.

verse Meaning(s)

  • (n) literature in metrical form
  • (n) a piece of poetry
  • (n) a line of metrical text
  • (v) compose verses or put into verse
  • (v) familiarize through thorough study or experience

verse in News

  1. Essex walks into title game, CVU will defend title

    Essex and Colchester locked down a pitcher's duel that may have ended only when the lakers had to lift their starter due to pitch count.  Couple batters later hornets walk off winners, and will play for the state championship verse...CVU the defending state champs, who knocked off St. Johnsbury in the other D1 semifinal game. Are you using the WPTZ app? If so, click here to watch the video on ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WPTZ Burlington

  2. AT&T to ramp up its Texas U-verse workforce by 1,800

    AT&T is addressing the growth of U-verse in Texas with plans to hire 1,800 new employees to augment the 35,000 person workforce it has in the state.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: FierceTelecom

  3. AT&T Hiring More Than 1,800 Positions In Texas

    DALLAS, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T today announced it is seeking applicants for more than 1,800 jobs that are now open throughout Texas. The positions include technicians to help with U-verse installation, ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

play against in News

  • Miami adapts to less-physical style of play against San Antonio

    After two bruising series with Indiana and Chicago, they don't expect any 'chippy' play against the Spurs. This Finals series 'has its other challenges in different ways,' Dwyane Wade says. After two bruising series with Indiana and Chicago, they don't expect any 'chippy' play against the Spurs. This Finals series 'has its other challenges in different ways,' Dwyane Wade says.        
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Los Angeles Times

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