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overtrump

[ oh-ver-truhmp, oh-ver-truhmp ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈtrʌmp, ˈoʊ vərˌtrʌmp /

verb (used with or without object) Cards.

to play a higher trump than has already been played.

Nearby words

overtop, overtopping, overtower, overtrade, overtrick, overtrump, overture, overturn, overuse, overvalue, overview

Origin of overtrump

First recorded in 1740–50; over- + trump1
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British Dictionary definitions for overtrump

overtrump

/ (ˌəʊvəˈtrʌmp) /

verb

cards to play a trump higher than (one previously played to the trick)
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