overtrump

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

Definition of overtrump

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

First Known Use of overtrump

circa 1729, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Overtrump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overtrump. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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