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Meaning of trump

trump

Pronunciation: (trump), [key]
— n.
    1. any playing card of a suit that for the time outranks the other suits, such a card being able to take any card of another suit.
    2. Often,trumps.(used with a sing. v.) the suit itself.
  1. a fine person; brick.
—v.t.
  1. to take with a trump.
  2. to excel; surpass; outdo.
—v.i.
    1. to play a trump.
    2. to take a trick with a trump.
  1. to devise deceitfully or dishonestly, as an accusation; fabricate: Try as they might, they were unable to trump up a convincing case against him.

trump

Pronunciation: (trump), [key]
— Literary. Literary.
—n.
  1. a trumpet.
  2. its sound.
—v.i.
  1. to blow a trumpet.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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