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Meanings and phrases

trump

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves; cornet; horn; trumpet
  2. a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps; trump card
  3. (card games) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand

trump

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get the better of; outdo; outflank; best; scoop
  2. produce a sound as if from a trumpet
  3. play a trump; ruff
  4. proclaim or announce with or as if with a fanfare; trump out

trump card

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps; trump
E.g.
  • However Mickey still has a trump card to play.
  • Skinner then pulled his trump card and gave Ross the letters.
  • He played his trump card by telling the military command to hunt down the mutineers in daylight.

trump out

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. proclaim or announce with or as if with a fanfare; trump

trump up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. invent; concoct

trump suit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • If a trump suit is led, the usual rule for trick-taking applies.
  • bet to make more points than the opponent, with the preferred trump suit.
  • Instead it is the 4-level bid immediately above the agreed trump suit; i.e.
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