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overcall

[v. oh-ver-kawl, oh-ver-kawl; n. oh-ver-kawl] /v. ˌoʊ vərˈkɔl, ˈoʊ vərˌkɔl; n. ˈoʊ vərˌkɔl/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
Cards. to make an overcall.
noun
2.
Cards. a bid higher than the previous bid.
3.
Bridge. a bid on a higher level than, or in a higher ranking suit than, the previous bid of an opponent that was not followed by a bid or double by one's partner.
4.
Theater. a clause in an investor's agreement whereby the backer agrees to supply an additional amount of money, often 10 to 20 percent of the original amount, should it be required by the producers.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; over- + call
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Examples from the web for overcall
  • The limited partners had the discretion, by written notice, to elect out of the overcall provisions.
  • The overcall is sandwiched between two hands that have each shown strength.
  • Weak jump overcall a jump overcall used to preempt the bidding.
British Dictionary definitions for overcall

overcall

noun (ˈəʊvəˌkɔːl)
1.
a bid higher than the preceding one
verb (ˌəʊvəˈkɔːl)
2.
to bid higher than (an opponent)
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