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endplay

[end-pley] /ˈɛndˌpleɪ/
noun
1.
any play, usually near the end of a contract, that puts one of the opposing players in the lead and forces the opponents to lose one or more tricks that they would have won if their side had not been leading.
verb (used with object)
2.
to put into the lead by an endplay.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; end1 + play
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  • West won with her nine, cashed her diamond king to try to avoid a later endplay and exited with her singleton spade.
British Dictionary definitions for endplay

endplay

/ˈɛndˌpleɪ/
noun
1.
a way of playing the last few tricks in a hand so that an opponent is forced to make a particular lead
verb (transitive)
2.
to force (an opponent) to make a particular lead near the end of a hand: declarer endplayed West for the jack of spades
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