icebreaker

Meaning(s)

1. something said or done to make it easier for people who have never met before to interact

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a useful icebreaker to help ease tension/make people relax

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An 'icebreaker' is an activity or a game with the goal of introducing people to one another who haven't met before or getting a new group of people who don't know each other to become prepared to work together on a common goal.

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  1. It's always useful to have a few icebreakers on hand when you're hosting a party. Jack's personal favourite are board games.
  2. When working with new groups of students it can be useful to have an icebreaker activity so people can get to know each other a little bit.

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  1. Carol started her presentation with a joke in order to break the ice. Everyone laughed and it created a far more relaxed, friendly atmosphere in the room.
  2. When the boss puts a new team together to take on a project, he always gets them to do some kind of team building activity. It's a great icebreaker.

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