transitive verb Etymology: back-formation from unguarded Date: 1745 to leave unprotected

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  • Unguard — Un*guard , v. t. [1st pref. un + guard.] To deprive of a guard; to leave unprotected. [R.] Sterne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unguard — un·guard …   English syllables

  • unguard — v.tr. Cards discard a low card that was protecting (a high card) from capture …   Useful english dictionary

  • unguardedness — unguardˈedness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑unguarded …   Useful english dictionary

  • squeeze — I. verb (squeezed; squeezing) Etymology: alteration of obsolete English quease, from Middle English queysen, from Old English cwȳsan; akin to Icelandic kveisa stomach cramps Date: circa 1601 transitive verb 1. a. to exert pressure especially on… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cannibal squeeze — or suicide squeeze is a type of squeeze in bridge or whist, in which a defender is squeezed by a card played by his partner. Normally, this occurs with less than perfect defense, but there are also legitimate positions where the defense could not …   Wikipedia

  • Trump squeeze — In contract bridge, the trump squeeze is a variant of the simple squeeze. (Squeezes are techniques in this game to gain extra tricks.)In a trump squeeze, declarer has a suit that can be established by ruffing, but the defender being squeezed is… …   Wikipedia

  • Compound squeeze — A compound squeeze is a type of play in the game of contract bridge. In this squeeze one opponent is squeezed such that some form of other squeeze emerges involving either or both players. Usually this term is used to reference a pentagonal… …   Wikipedia

  • Glossary of contract bridge terms — These terms are used in Contract bridge[1][2] , or the earlier game Auction bridge, using duplicate or rubber scoring. Some of them are also used in Whist, Bid whist, and other trick taking games. This glossary supplements the Glossary of card… …   Wikipedia

  • Backwash squeeze — is a rare squeeze which involves squeezing an opponent which lies behind declarer s menace. It was first attested by famous bridge theorist Géza Ottlik in an article in The Bridge World in 1974, as well as in his famous book Adventures in Card… …   Wikipedia

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