trump
I. noun Etymology: Middle English trompe, from Anglo-French trumpe, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German trumba, trumpa trumpet Date: 14th century 1. a. trumpet b. chiefly Scottish Jew's harp 2. a sound of or as if of trumpeting <
the trump of doom
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II. noun Etymology: alteration of 1triumph Date: 1529 1. a. a card of a suit any of whose cards will win over a card that is not of this suit — called also trump card b. the suit whose cards are trumps for a particular hand — often used in plural 2. a decisive overriding factor or final resource — called also trump card 3. a dependable and exemplary person III. verb Date: 1586 transitive verb 1. to get the better of ; override <
where ambition invariably trumps loyalty — Michael Kramer
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2. to play a trump on (a card or trick) when another suit was led intransitive verb to play a trump when another suit was led

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