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ˌoʊ vərˈkɔl, ˈoʊ vərˌkɔl;
verb (used with or without object)
to make an overcall.
a bid higher than the previous bid.
a bid on a higher level than, or in a higher ranking suit than, the previous bid of an opponent that was not followed by a bid or double by one's partner.
a clause in an investor's agreement whereby the backer agrees to supply an additional amount of money, often 10 to 20 percent of the original amount, should it be required by the producers.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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British Dictionary definitions for
a bid higher than the preceding one
to bid higher than (an opponent)
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