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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overruff.

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Examples

  • Had West overruffed there would have been no further hope for the defence, but Belladonna calmly discarded a spade.

    The legendary Giorgio Belladonna

  • South next took the ace of spades and ruffed a spade, but East unkindly overruffed with the queen and led a trump.

    Bridge

  • East overtook with the king and led the ace, and when South ruffed, West overruffed and shifted to a spade: three, queen, king.

    Bridge

  • At one table East overruffed with the jack and led the ace and another heart.

    Bridge

  • Declarer won and ruffed a spade, but West overruffed with the ten for down one.

    Bridge

  • The Chimp duly overruffed the ੥ 9 with the queen and, before continuing, paused to study the vibrations round the table.

    VICTOR MOLLO’S BRIDGE CLUB

  • In desperation, Karapet ruffed a club with his ੥ Q, but H.H. overruffed, returned to dummy by trumping his last diamond and played another club, throwing on it his ♠ 4.

    VICTOR MOLLO’S BRIDGE CLUB

  • Whichever king he discarded, the nine in that suit would be master and he would have to throw on it his other king, or else ruff and be overruffed.

    VICTOR MOLLO’S BRIDGE CLUB

  • Three times, when clubs were led from dummy, the Hog overruffed the Professor.

    VICTOR MOLLO’S BRIDGE CLUB

  • Whenever East ruffed, South would have overruffed; played a trump to dummy's queen, removing East's last spade; and finished the diamonds.

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