Definition of Trumping

1. Noun. (card games) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit.

Exact synonyms: Ruff
Generic synonyms: Play, Turn
Category relationships: Card Game, Cards
Group relationships: Bridge
Derivative terms: Ruff, Trump



Definition of Trumping

1. Verb. (present participle of trump) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trumping

1. trump [v] - See also: trump

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trumping

trumpeter swan
trumpeter swans
trumpeters
trumpetfish
trumpetfishes
trumpeting
trumpetings
trumpetless
trumpetlike
trumpetress
trumpetresses
trumpets
trumpetweed
trumpetwood
trumpie
trumping (current term)
trumpings
trumplike
trumps
truncal
truncate
truncate ascertainment
truncated
truncated cone
truncated icosahedra
truncated icosahedron
truncated icosahedrons
truncated pyramid
truncates
truncating

Literary usage of Trumping

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1. The Laws and Principles of Whist Stated and Explained and Its Practice by Henry Jones, Cavendish (1872)
"If, instead of trumping, you throw away a losing card, you inform your ... For then, by trumping, you prejudice your chance of bringing in the suit in order ..."

2. Repressive Legislation of the Republic of South Africa by Elizabeth S. Landis, United Nations Unit on Apartheid (1884)
"trumping DOUBTFUL TRICKS. Another question often arises whether, being second ... If you are weak in trumps they are only good for trumping, and you may use ..."

3. The Evolution of Whist: A Study of the Progressive Changes which the Game by William Pole (1894)
"He further introduced novel ideas about trumping. He proved that to obtain tricks in this way was not always the best use that could be made of the powerful ..."

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