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cross·ruff(krôs′rŭf′, -rŭf′, krŏs′-)
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
To perform a crossruff or a series of crossruffs.
To trump (one's partner's lead or a lead from the dummy) in alternating plays.
crossruff(ˈkrɒsˌrʌf) bridge whist
(Bridge) the alternate trumping of each other's leads by two partners, or by declarer and dummy
(Bridge) (intr) to trump alternately in two hands of a partnership
cross•ruff(n. ˈkrɔsˌrʌf, -ˈrʌf, ˈkrɒs-; v. -ˈrʌf)
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.
Past participle: crossruffed