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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To bid beyond or in excess of (a previous bid or player) in a game of cards.
  • intransitive verb To bid higher than one's opponent when one's partner has not bid in bridge.
  • noun An overbid.
  • noun An instance of overcalling in bridge.
  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb poker, bridge To call a bet after another player has already called
  • noun poker, bridge A call which occurs after another player has already called

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (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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