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overcall Line breaks: over|call

Definition of overcall in English:


Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvəkɔːl/
[no object]
Make a higher bid than an opponent’s bid: at my table West had overcalled in diamonds [with object]: after North had overcalled two diamonds, East jumped to four spades
More example sentences
  • It can only be overcalled by the dealer also offering also to ‘shoot the moon‘.
  • A bid can only be overcalled by calling a lower card of the same suit as the original bid.
  • If someone offers to declare, a later player may overcall by offering to reveal, in which case the first may raise his call to a revelation.


Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvəkɔːl/
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An act or instance of overcalling: an overcall of two no trumps alerts partner to the good news
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