Definition of Overtrumps

1. Verb. (third-person singular of overtrump) ¹



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Definition of Overtrumps

1. overtrump [v] - See also: overtrump

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overtrumps

overtrim
overtrimmed
overtrimming
overtrims
overtrip
overtripped
overtripping
overtrips
overtrod
overtrodden
overtroubled
overtrousers
overtrump
overtrumped
overtrumping
overtrumps (current term)
overtrust
overtrusted
overtrusting
overtrusts
overtry
overtrying
overture
overtured
overtures
overturing
overturn
overturnable
overturned
overturner

Literary usage of Overtrumps

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1. Modern Scientific Whist: The Principles of the Modern Game Analyzed and by C. D. P. Hamilton (1894)
"C leads kh; B plays 7 c; D overtrumps; A plays 5h. B trumps with the 7, hoping to find the heart ... A leads 8 s; C plays 10 c; B overtrumps; D plays 3 s. ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Whist by Charles Harcourt Ainslie Forbes-Lindsay, Ernest Bergholt (1902)
"North makes the mistake of playing Diamond 8, West plays 10 of trumps on the Club next led by South, and, whether North overtrumps or not, East and West win ..."

3. Westminster Papers: A Monthly Journal of Chess, Whist, Games of Skill and by Westminster Chess Club, London (1879)
"A overtrumps, X overtrumps, throws the lead back into A's hands and must make either 2 Hearts or a Heart and a Spade. The same result follows with the lead ..."

4. Beethoven's Letters: A Critical Edition : with Explanatory Notes by Ludwig van Beethoven, Alfred Christlieb Kalischer, John South Shedlock (1909)
"... Grove's " Beethoven and his Nine Symphonies," may be cited as a pleasing, and quite recent example. Grove in this matter overtrumps both Thayer and ..."

5. A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne by Adolphus William Ward (1875)
"... so much as an interesting game at cards Brought to an unexpected issue by a round in which player ifter player in turn overtrumps his predecessor. ..."

6. The Laws and Principles of Whist Stated and Explained: And Its Practice by Cavendish (1876)
"If Z overtrumps he loses the other two tricks, but if he throws the ace of diamonds he wins the other two tricks. ..."

7. The Laws and Principles of Whist Stated and Explained: And Its Practice by Cavendish (1879)
"... and three of trumps are given two to A, and one to B, it will be seen that, if Y overtrumps with the seven, he cannot make the requisite three tricks; ..."

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