a swinging blow directed upward, as to an adversary's chin.
Bridge. a play of a higher trump than necessary knowing it can be overtrumped by an opponent but that if overtrumped, one or more trump winners in the hand of one's partner will be established.
verb (used with object), uppercut, uppercutting.
to strike (an opponent) with an uppercut.
verb (used without object), uppercut, uppercutting.
to deliver an uppercut.
Bridge. to make an uppercut.

1840–50; upper1 + cut

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uppercut (ˈʌpəˌkʌt)
1.  a short swinging upward blow with the fist delivered at an opponent's chin
vb , -cuts, -cutting, -cut
2.  to hit (an opponent) with an uppercut

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The free game lets users jab, uppercut and slug their way through each round as the underdog in a pound-for-pound boxing match.
Their whoops and jeers accompany every haymaker and uppercut thrown.
Uppercut a vertical, rising punch thrown with the rear hand.
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