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uppercut

[ uhp-er-kuht ]
/ 藞蕦p 蓹r藢k蕦t /
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noun
a swinging blow directed upward, as to an adversary's chin.
Bridge. a play of a higher trump than necessary knowing it can be overtrumped by an opponent but that if overtrumped, one or more trump winners in the hand of one's partner will be established.
verb (used with object), up路per路cut, up路per路cut路ting.
to strike (an opponent) with an uppercut.
verb (used without object), up路per路cut, up路per路cut路ting.
to deliver an uppercut.
Bridge. to make an uppercut.
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Origin of uppercut

First recorded in 1840鈥50; upper1 + cut
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British Dictionary definitions for uppercut

uppercut
/ (藞蕦p蓹藢k蕦t) /

noun
a short swinging upward blow with the fist delivered at an opponent's chin
verb -cuts, -cutting or -cut
to hit (an opponent) with an uppercut
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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