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trump 1

 (trŭmp)
n.
1. Games
a. often trumps A suit in card games that outranks all other suits for the duration of a hand.
b. A card of such a suit.
c. A trump card.
2. A key resource to be used at an opportune moment.
3. Informal A reliable or admirable person.
v. trumped, trump·ing, trumps
v.tr.
1. Games To take (a card or trick) with a trump.
2. To get the better of (an adversary or competitor, for example) by using a crucial, often hidden resource.
v.intr. Games
To play a trump.
Phrasal Verb:
trump up
To devise fraudulently: trumped up a charge of conspiracy.

[Alteration of triumph.]

trump 2

 (trŭmp)
n.
A trumpet.

[Middle English trompe, from Old French; see trumpet.]

trump

(trʌmp)
n
1. (Card Games)
a. any card from the suit chosen as trumps
b. this suit itself; trumps
2. Also called: trump card a decisive or advantageous move, resource, action, etc
3. informal a fine or reliable person
vb
4. (Card Games) to play a trump card on (a suit, or a particular card of a suit, that is not trumps)
5. (tr) to outdo or surpass
[C16: variant of triumph]
ˈtrumpless adj

trump

(trʌmp)
n
1. (Instruments) a trumpet or the sound produced by one
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the last trump the final trumpet call that according to the belief of some will awaken and raise the dead on the Day of Judgment
vb
3. (Music, other) (intr) to produce a sound upon or as if upon the trumpet
4. (Music, other) (tr) to proclaim or announce with or as if with a fanfare
5. (intr) slang Brit to expel intestinal gas through the anus
[C13: from Old French trompe, from Old High German trumpa trumpet; compare trombone]

trump1

(trʌmp)

n.
1.
a. 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.
b. Often, trumps. (used with a sing. v.) the suit itself.
2. Informal. a fine person; brick.
v.t.
3. to take with a trump.
4. to excel; surpass; outdo.
v.i.
5.
a. to play a trump.
b. to take a trick with a trump.
6. trump up, to devise or invent (an accusation, excuse, etc.), esp. deceitfully.
[1520–30; unexplained variant of triumph]

trump2

(trʌmp)

n., v. Literary. n.
1. a trumpet.
2. its sound.
v.i.
3. to blow a trumpet.
[1250–1300; Middle English trompe (n.) < Old French < Germanic; compare Old High German trumpa, variant of trumba trumpet]

trump


Past participle: trumped
Gerund: trumping

Imperative
trump
trump
Present
I trump
you trump
he/she/it trumps
we trump
you trump
they trump
Preterite
I trumped
you trumped
he/she/it trumped
we trumped
you trumped
they trumped
Present Continuous
I am trumping
you are trumping
he/she/it is trumping
we are trumping
you are trumping
they are trumping
Present Perfect
I have trumped
you have trumped
he/she/it has trumped
we have trumped
you have trumped
they have trumped
Past Continuous
I was trumping
you were trumping
he/she/it was trumping
we were trumping
you were trumping
they were trumping
Past Perfect
I had trumped
you had trumped
he/she/it had trumped
we had trumped
you had trumped
they had trumped
Future
I will trump
you will trump
he/she/it will trump
we will trump
you will trump
they will trump
Future Perfect
I will have trumped
you will have trumped
he/she/it will have trumped
we will have trumped
you will have trumped
they will have trumped
Future Continuous
I will be trumping
you will be trumping
he/she/it will be trumping
we will be trumping
you will be trumping
they will be trumping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been trumping
you have been trumping
he/she/it has been trumping
we have been trumping
you have been trumping
they have been trumping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been trumping
you will have been trumping
he/she/it will have been trumping
we will have been trumping
you will have been trumping
they will have been trumping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been trumping
you had been trumping
he/she/it had been trumping
we had been trumping
you had been trumping
they had been trumping
Conditional
I would trump
you would trump
he/she/it would trump
we would trump
you would trump
they would trump
Past Conditional
I would have trumped
you would have trumped
he/she/it would have trumped
we would have trumped
you would have trumped
they would have trumped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trump - a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumpstrump - a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps; "the ace of trumps is a sure winner"
playing card - one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
2.trump - (card games) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand; "clubs were declared trumps"; "a trump can take a trick even when a card of a different suit is led"
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
suit - playing card in any of four sets of 13 cards in a pack; each set has its own symbol and color; "a flush is five cards in the same suit"; "in bridge you must follow suit"; "what suit is trumps?"
3.trump - a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tonetrump - a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
brass instrument, brass - a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
serpent - an obsolete bass cornet; resembles a snake
Verb1.trump - produce a sound as if from a trumpettrump - produce a sound as if from a trumpet
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
2.trump - get the better oftrump - get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition"
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
outmaneuver, outmanoeuvre, outsmart - defeat by more skillful maneuvering; "The English troops outmaneuvered the Germans"; "My new supervisor knows how to outmaneuver the boss in most situations"
3.trump - play a trumptrump - play a trump        
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
move, go - have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?"
overtrump - play a trump higher than (one previously played) to the trick
crossruff - trump alternately in two hands
4.trump - proclaim or announce with or as if with a fanfaretrump - proclaim or announce with or as if with a fanfare
announce, denote - make known; make an announcement; "She denoted her feelings clearly"

trump

verb outdo, top, cap, surpass, score points off, excel The Socialists tried to trump this with their slogan.
trump something up invent, create, make up, manufacture, fake, contrive, fabricate, concoct, cook up (informal) He insists that charges against him have been trumped up.

trump

noun
Something, especially something held in reserve, that gives one a decisive advantage:
Informal: clincher.
verb
To outmaneuver (an opponent), especially with the aid of some extra resource:
Informal: one-up.
Translations
وَرَقَةٌ رابِحَه في وَرق اللعبيأخُذ ورقَةً رابِحَة من أوراق اللعب
truimftrumftrumfovattrumfy
trumftrumfe
valttivalttikortti
aduaduval üttromfütõkártya
tromptrompa
koziriskoziriuoti
trumpistrumpot
tromftromfovaťtromfový
adut
kozkoz oynamak

trump

[trʌmp]
A. N (Cards) → triunfo m
hearts are trumpstriunfan corazones, pintan corazones
what's trumps?¿a qué pinta?
to turn up trumps (Brit) → salir or resultar bien
he always turns up trumpsno nos falla nunca
B. VT (Cards) → fallar (fig) → superar
C. VI (Cards) → triunfar, poner un triunfo
D. CPD trump card Ntriunfo m
to play one's trump cardjugar su mejor carta
trump up VT + ADV [+ charge, excuse] → fabricar, inventar

trump

[ˈtrʌmp]
n (= card) → atout m
She played a trump → Elle a joué atout.
vt
[+ card] → couper
(= outdo) → surenchérir sur trumps
npl
(= suit) → atout m
Hearts are trumps → Atout cœur.
(British) (fig) to turn up trumps, to come up trumps (= succeed against expectation) → créer la surprisetrump card n
(lit)atout m
(fig)carte maîtresse ftrumped-up [ˌtrʌmptˈʌp] adj [charges] → inventé(e) (de toutes pièces)

trump

1
n (Cards, fig) → Trumpf m; spades are trumpsPik ist Trumpf; what’s trumps?was ist Trumpf?; to hold all the trumps (fig)alle Trümpfe in der Hand halten; he’s absolutely trumps (dated inf)er ist große Klasse (inf); to come or turn up trumps (Brit inf) → sich als Sieger erweisen
vt (Cards) → stechen; (fig)übertrumpfen

trump

2
n (liter)Trompete f; at the Last Trumpwenn die Posaunen des Jüngsten Gerichts erklingen

trump

[trʌmp]
1. n (Cards) → atout m inv
hearts are trumps → l'atout è di cuori
to turn up trumps (fig) → fare miracoli
2. vt (Cards) → tagliare, prendere con l'atout

trump

(tramp) noun
in some card games, any card of a suit which has been declared to rank higher than the other suits. This time, hearts are trumps; (also adjective) a trump card.
verb
to defeat (an ordinary card) by playing a card from the trump suit. He trumped (my king) with a heart.
References in classic literature ?
It came into my mind in the nick of time, how Columbus, or Cortez, or one of those people, played an eclipse as a saving trump once, on some savages, and I saw my chance.
The silver trump of freedom had roused my soul to eternal wakefulness.
There rose the choral hymn of praise, And trump and timbrel answer'd keen, And Zion's daughters pour'd their lays, With priest's and warrior's voice between.
I think they have been trying to keep us apart," she continued, "for whenever you have been off duty one of the older women of Tars Tarkas' retinue has always arranged to trump up some excuse to get Sola and me out of sight.
The house and all within it trembled; the foundations of the earth seemed to be shaken, as if this awful sound were the peal of the last trump.
He's a regular trump, is Adam," said Captain Donnithorne.
He considers the mode of assorting the cards in each hand; often counting trump by trump, and honor by honor, through the glances bestowed by their holders upon each.
Shaken as I was (I wanted to get away and laugh) I could not but admire the scoundrel's consummate tact in leading his second highest trump.
Joan Durbeyfield always managed to find consolation somewhere: "Well, as one of the genuine stock, she ought to make her way with 'en, if she plays her trump card aright.
he thought, recognising all the same faces in the same boxes (no, pews), and wondering if, when the Last Trump sounded, Mrs.
Jobling says with emotion, "Guppy, my trump, your fist
At this all stood amazed, and knew not where to look nor what to think or say, for they were all bewildered with the happening; so, while everyone looked at Robin as though they had been changed to stone, he clapped his bugle horn to his lips and blew three blasts so loud and clear, they echoed from floor to rafter as though they were sounded by the trump of doom.