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o·ver·call

 (ō′vər-kôl′)
v. o·ver·called, o·ver·call·ing, o·ver·calls Games
v.tr.
To bid beyond or in excess of (a previous bid or player) in a game of cards.
v.intr.
To bid higher than one's opponent when one's partner has not bid in bridge.
n. (ō′vər-kôl′)
1. Games
a. An overbid.
b. An instance of overcalling in bridge.
2. The amount of additional money, often 10 to 20 percent of the original amount invested, that can be requested from the financial backers of a theatrical production.

overcall

n
(Bridge) a bid higher than the preceding one
vb
(Bridge) to bid higher than (an opponent)

o•ver•call

(n. ˈoʊ vərˌkɔl; v. ˌoʊ vərˈkɔl, ˈoʊ vərˌkɔl)

n.
1. a bid in cards higher than the previous bid.
2. a bid in bridge higher than an opponent's bid that was not followed by a bid or double by one's partner.
v.i.
3. to make an overcall.
[1905–10]

overcall


Past participle: overcalled
Gerund: overcalling

Imperative
overcall
overcall
Present
I overcall
you overcall
he/she/it overcalls
we overcall
you overcall
they overcall
Preterite
I overcalled
you overcalled
he/she/it overcalled
we overcalled
you overcalled
they overcalled
Present Continuous
I am overcalling
you are overcalling
he/she/it is overcalling
we are overcalling
you are overcalling
they are overcalling
Present Perfect
I have overcalled
you have overcalled
he/she/it has overcalled
we have overcalled
you have overcalled
they have overcalled
Past Continuous
I was overcalling
you were overcalling
he/she/it was overcalling
we were overcalling
you were overcalling
they were overcalling
Past Perfect
I had overcalled
you had overcalled
he/she/it had overcalled
we had overcalled
you had overcalled
they had overcalled
Future
I will overcall
you will overcall
he/she/it will overcall
we will overcall
you will overcall
they will overcall
Future Perfect
I will have overcalled
you will have overcalled
he/she/it will have overcalled
we will have overcalled
you will have overcalled
they will have overcalled
Future Continuous
I will be overcalling
you will be overcalling
he/she/it will be overcalling
we will be overcalling
you will be overcalling
they will be overcalling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overcalling
you have been overcalling
he/she/it has been overcalling
we have been overcalling
you have been overcalling
they have been overcalling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overcalling
you will have been overcalling
he/she/it will have been overcalling
we will have been overcalling
you will have been overcalling
they will have been overcalling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overcalling
you had been overcalling
he/she/it had been overcalling
we had been overcalling
you had been overcalling
they had been overcalling
Conditional
I would overcall
you would overcall
he/she/it would overcall
we would overcall
you would overcall
they would overcall
Past Conditional
I would have overcalled
you would have overcalled
he/she/it would have overcalled
we would have overcalled
you would have overcalled
they would have overcalled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overcall - (bridge) a bid that is higher than your opponent's bid (especially when your partner has not bid at all and your bid exceeds the value of your hand)
bridge - any of various card games based on whist for four players
bidding, bid - (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
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