trump

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1 trump /ˈtrʌmp/ noun
plural trumps
1 trump
/ˈtrʌmp/
noun
plural trumps
Learner's definition of TRUMP
[count] : a card from the suit that has been chosen as the most valuable for a particular card game
called also trump card
trumps [plural] : the suit whose cards are the most valuable for a particular card game

come/turn up trumps

British, informal
: to do or provide what is necessary in order to succeed
2 trump /ˈtrʌmp/ verb
trumps; trumped; trumping
2 trump
/ˈtrʌmp/
verb
trumps; trumped; trumping
Learner's definition of TRUMP
[+ object]
: to beat (another card) by playing a card from the suit that beats the other suits : to play a trump card to beat (another card)
: to do better than (someone or something) in a contest, competition, etc.
: to be more important than (something)

trump up

[phrasal verb]
trump up (something)
: to create or make up (something false) in order to cause problems for someone, connect someone to a crime, etc.
see also trumped-up
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