crossruff


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cross·ruff

 (krôs′rŭf′, -rŭf′, krŏs′-)
n.
A series of plays in games of the whist family in which partnership hands alternately trump suits led by the other partner.
v. cross·ruffed, cross·ruff·ing, cross·ruffs
v.intr.
To perform a crossruff or a series of crossruffs.
v.tr.
To trump (one's partner's lead or a lead from the dummy) in alternating plays.

crossruff

(ˈkrɒsˌrʌf) bridge whist
n
(Bridge) the alternate trumping of each other's leads by two partners, or by declarer and dummy
vb
(Bridge) (intr) to trump alternately in two hands of a partnership

cross•ruff

(n. ˈkrɔsˌrʌf, -ˈrʌf, ˈkrɒs-; v. -ˈrʌf)
n.
1. a play, esp. in bridge, in which each hand of a partnership alternately trumps a card in consecutive rounds.
v.t., v.i.
2. to play by means of a crossruff.
[1585–95]

crossruff


Past participle: crossruffed
Gerund: crossruffing

Imperative
crossruff
crossruff
Present
I crossruff
you crossruff
he/she/it crossruffs
we crossruff
you crossruff
they crossruff
Preterite
I crossruffed
you crossruffed
he/she/it crossruffed
we crossruffed
you crossruffed
they crossruffed
Present Continuous
I am crossruffing
you are crossruffing
he/she/it is crossruffing
we are crossruffing
you are crossruffing
they are crossruffing
Present Perfect
I have crossruffed
you have crossruffed
he/she/it has crossruffed
we have crossruffed
you have crossruffed
they have crossruffed
Past Continuous
I was crossruffing
you were crossruffing
he/she/it was crossruffing
we were crossruffing
you were crossruffing
they were crossruffing
Past Perfect
I had crossruffed
you had crossruffed
he/she/it had crossruffed
we had crossruffed
you had crossruffed
they had crossruffed
Future
I will crossruff
you will crossruff
he/she/it will crossruff
we will crossruff
you will crossruff
they will crossruff
Future Perfect
I will have crossruffed
you will have crossruffed
he/she/it will have crossruffed
we will have crossruffed
you will have crossruffed
they will have crossruffed
Future Continuous
I will be crossruffing
you will be crossruffing
he/she/it will be crossruffing
we will be crossruffing
you will be crossruffing
they will be crossruffing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crossruffing
you have been crossruffing
he/she/it has been crossruffing
we have been crossruffing
you have been crossruffing
they have been crossruffing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crossruffing
you will have been crossruffing
he/she/it will have been crossruffing
we will have been crossruffing
you will have been crossruffing
they will have been crossruffing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crossruffing
you had been crossruffing
he/she/it had been crossruffing
we had been crossruffing
you had been crossruffing
they had been crossruffing
Conditional
I would crossruff
you would crossruff
he/she/it would crossruff
we would crossruff
you would crossruff
they would crossruff
Past Conditional
I would have crossruffed
you would have crossruffed
he/she/it would have crossruffed
we would have crossruffed
you would have crossruffed
they would have crossruffed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.crossruff - trump alternately in two hands
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
ruff, trump - play a trump
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