Pronunciation: (trump),[key] —n. 1. Cards. a. any playing card of a suit that for the time outranks the other suits, such a card being able to take any card of another suit.
b. Often, trumps.(used with a sing. v.) the suit itself.
2. Informal.a fine person; brick.
—v.t. 1. Cards.to take with a trump.
2. to excel; surpass; outdo.
—v.i. 1. Cards. a. to play a trump.
b. to take a trick with a trump.
2. trump up,to devise deceitfully or dishonestly, as an accusation; fabricate: Try as they might, they were unable to trump up a convincing case against him.