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English noun: trump

1. trump (artifact) a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps

SamplesThe ace of trumps is a sure winner.

Synonymstrump card

Broader (hypernym)playing card

2. trump (artifact) (card games) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand

SamplesClubs were declared trumps.
A trump can take a trick even when a card of a different suit is led.

Broader (hypernym)suit

Domain categorycard game, cards

3. trump (artifact) a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves

Synonymscornet, horn, trumpet

Broader (hypernym)brass, brass instrument

Narrower (hyponym)serpent

English verb: trump

1. trump (perception) produce a sound as if from a trumpet

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)go, sound

2. trump (competition) get the better of

SamplesThe goal was to best the competition.

ExamplesThe fighter managed to trump his opponent

Synonymsbest, outdo, outflank, scoop

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

Narrower (hyponym)outmaneuver, outmanoeuvre, outsmart

3. trump (competition) play a trump


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)go, move

Narrower (hyponym)crossruff, overtrump

Domain categorycard game, cards

4. trump (communication) proclaim or announce with or as if with a fanfare

Synonymstrump out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)announce, denote

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