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Topic: CARDS


2 verb
trump2 [transitive]
1DGC to play a trump that beats someone else's card in a game
2 to do better than someone else in a situation when people are competing with each other:
By wearing a simple but stunning dress, she had trumped them all.

trump something ↔ up

phrasal verb
SC to use false information to make someone seem guilty of doing something wrong:
They had trumped the whole thing up to get rid of him.
trumped-up adjective:
Dissidents were routinely arrested on trumped-up charges.
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