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v. o·ver·called, o·ver·call·ing, o·ver·calls Games
To bid beyond or in excess of (a previous bid or player) in a game of cards.
To bid higher than one's opponent when one's partner has not bid in bridge.
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.
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(Bridge) a bid higher than the preceding one
(Bridge) to bid higher than (an opponent)
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o•ver•call(n. ˈoʊ vərˌkɔl; v. ˌoʊ vərˈkɔl, ˈoʊ vərˌkɔl)
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.
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Past participle: overcalled
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|Noun||1.||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
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