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trump

noun uk   /trʌmp/ us  
[C] a card that belongs to the group of cards that has been chosen to have the highest value in a particular game: I played a trump. Luckily, I drew a trump. trumps [plural] one of the four groups in a set of playing cards that has been chosen to have the highest value during a particular game or part of a game: Diamonds are trumps. no trump(s) a situation in which all four groups of cards have equal value in a game of bridge

trump

verb [T] uk   /trʌmp/ us  
If you trump another player's card, you beat it with a card that belongs to the group of cards that has been chosen to have the highest value in the game you are playing. to beat someone or something by doing or producing something better: Their million-pound bid for the company was trumped at the last moment by an offer for almost twice as much from their main competitor.
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