Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To exceed an adversary's wager in a card game.
  • v. To make a retort; to bandy words.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To exceed an adversary's wager in card playing.
  • intransitive v. To make a retort; to bandy words.
  • transitive v. To vie with, or rival, in return.
  • transitive v. To meet a wager on, as on the taking of a trick, with a higher wager.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To vie with again; rival in return; especially, at cards, to stake a larger sum against.
  • To surpass the amount of (a responsive challenge or bet): an old phrase at cards; hence, in general, to outdo; outstrip; surpass.
  • To respond to a challenge at cards by staking a larger sum; hence, to retort; recriminate.

Etymologies

re- +‎ vie (Wiktionary)

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