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finesse

Bridge whist an attempt to win a trick when opponents hold a high card in the suit led by playing a lower card, hoping the opponent who has already played holds the missing card
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Then, they finessed the stylus-like tip of a scanning tunneling microscope to a position directly over one gold atom and applied a positive-voltage pulse.
Those declarers that went down won the spade and immediately finessed in diamonds.