overtrump

verb

over·​trump ˌō-vər-ˈtrəmp How to pronounce overtrump (audio)
overtrumped; overtrumping; overtrumps

transitive verb

: to trump with a higher trump card than the highest previously played on the same trick

intransitive verb

: to play a higher trump card than the highest previously played on the same trick

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1729, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of overtrump was circa 1729

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“Overtrump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overtrump. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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