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Meaning of “trump” in the English Dictionary

"trump" in British English

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trumpnoun

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

trumpverb [T]

uk   us   /trʌmp/
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 ​highestvalue in the ​game you are ​playing. to ​beat someone or something by doing or ​producing something ​better: Their $60 million ​bid for the ​company was trumped at the last ​moment by an ​offer for ​almosttwice as much from ​theirmaincompetitor.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of trump from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"trump" in American English

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trumpverb [T]

 us   /trʌmp/
to be ​better than, or have more ​importance or ​power than another ​person or thing: They ​operated on the ​assumption that ​money trumped everything.
(Definition of trump from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"trump" in Business English

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trumpverb [T]

uk   us   /trʌmp/
to ​beat another ​person or ​organization by doing or ​producing something ​even better: The French ​shareoffer trumps the ​offer from the American ​company. Their ​bid to take over the ​company was trumped by a US ​privateequityfirm.
if something trumps something else, it is considered to be more important: Financial ​pressures trumped HR ​concerns and ​led to the ​dismissal of 200 ​staff.
come up/turn up trumps to ​produce a good ​result, especially when this is not expected: They ​finally came up trumps with a new ​productline and some ​healthyprofits. The ​bank came up trumps and he got his ​loan.
(Definition of trump from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “trump”
in Spanish triunfo…
in Vietnamese lá bài chủ…
in Malaysian muslihat…
in Thai ชุดไพ่ที่เอาชนะชุดอื่นได้…
in French (d’)atout…
in German der Trumf, Trumpf-……
in Chinese (Simplified) (牌戏中的一张)王牌,将牌…
in Turkish (iskambil) koz…
in Russian козырь…
in Indonesian kartu truf…
in Chinese (Traditional) (牌戲中的一張)王牌,將牌…
in Polish karta atutowa…
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