verse vs play against :

verse or 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.

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Definitions

  • 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
    She versed herself in Roman archeology
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