end play

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: slight endwise movement (as of a shaft or axle)
also : room for such movement
: any of various plays in bridge usually made on the eleventh trick and occurring when a declarer forces an opponent to make a lead favorable to the declarer and after the declarer has first eliminated all cards not essential to the play compare coup, elimination, squeeze, throw-in
: end game

end play

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transitive verb

: to execute a throw-in when playing (a bridge hand)
: to force (a bridge opponent) to win a trick and make a subsequent lead unfavorable to him

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“End play.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20play. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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