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trump

1
a. any card from the suit chosen as trumps
b. this suit itself; trumps

trump

2 Archaic or literary
1. a trumpet or the sound produced by one
2. the last trump the final trumpet call that according to the belief of some will awaken and raise the dead on the Day of Judgment
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The Larijani's new statement shows that the Islamic Republic continues to use the "trump card" against any possible new sanctions.
WHILE there is yet to be an official confirmation on the total number of players that every franchise will be allowed to retain at the auction of the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League ( IPL), rumours have been rife that each team will be allowed to retain eight players -- five under the retention clause and three via trump cards.
Shortly afterwards the shop steward played his trump card. Another meeting was called and he asked the miners to give all their redundancy pay to him, then he would buy the mine privately and re-open it.
The game depends a great deal on chance in the hand one is dealt, but there is an element of strategy involved, calculating the odds that another player holds a trump card face down or whether the price of the trump card is worth the risk.
QUETTA -- West Indian captain Darren Sammy admitted off-spinner Sunil Narine will be his trump card to exploit England's weakness against slow bowlers in the Super Eights match here on Thursday.
Macedonia in Chicago has a valuable trump card - the Judgment of the International Court of Justice in which it is explicitly said that Greece, contrary to the Interim Accord, objected to Macedonia's integration into international institutions, NATO in this particular case.
Team North East, captained by Ian Lavery MP, have gone for Mill Spartacus, who struck for them in qualifying at Doncaster, and he will take on two other jokers in the last leg of the night, with the Dunham Devils and The Mad Hatters also playing their trump card.
Ambassador Warlick stresses however that with Georgieva in Brussels, Borisov's trump card has been played.
The economy was the trump card that helped the incumbent government win the elections in 2006.
TRUMP CARD: Giant Larne Patrick on one of the Cop Trumps
SCHOOLCHILDREN are proving they've got the trump card in the battle against crime.
Bonita has the 'trump card' when it comes to negotiating with Gringo on the above conditions, as Gringo might be afraid she would inform his wife about his affair with Anita.