from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To bid beyond or in excess of (a previous bid or player) in a game of cards.
- intransitive v. To bid higher than one's opponent when one's partner has not bid in bridge.
- n. Games An overbid.
- n. Games An instance of overcalling in bridge.
- n. 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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- v. To call a bet after another player has already called
- n. A call which occurs after another player has already called
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- n. (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)
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