reraise

verb

re·​raise (ˌ)rē-ˈrāz How to pronounce reraise (audio)
variants or re-raise
reraised or re-raised; reraising or re-raising
1
transitive : to raise (something or someone) again
reraised the flag
reraise an old question/issue/concern
: such as
a
: to raise (a poker bet) after it has already been raised by a previous player
re-raising a 10 million chip bet …Associated Press
b
: to bet more than (a previous bettor who has already raised)
"… If I raise and he re-raises me here, I'm going to have to fold the hand. …"Gavin Smith
2
intransitive : to raise a poker bet after it has already been raised by a previous player
After Bortner folds, who else but Liebert reraises to $24,000.James McManus
reraise noun
or re-raise
plural reraises or re-raises
I thought a re-raise would force him to fold, and I didn't want to lose him from this hand, because he had more than $20,000 in front of him. Phil Hellmuth

Word History

First Known Use

1683, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of reraise was in 1683

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Cite this Entry

“Reraise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reraise. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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