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  • n  (card games) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit
  • v  produce a sound as if from a trumpet
  • v  get the better of
  • v  play a trump
  • v  proclaim or announce with or as if with a fanfare

  • In some sense in America, certainly an argument about autonomy and people making their own choices can end up trumping anything else.
  • Judging someone to be either "warm" or "cold" is a primary consideration, even trumping evidence that a "cold" person may be more competent.
  • Armed with critical victories in Ohio and Florida, the President got more votes than he did in 2000, with moral values trumping the economy as a prime issue.
News & Articles

  • Google to Buy Waze for $1.3 Billion
    Google is close to buying Waze for $1.3 billion, potentially trumping rival offers for the Israeli mapping start-up.
    June 10, 2013 - CNBC
  • Google close to buying Israeli mapping start-up Waze: report
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Google is close to buying Waze for $1.3 billion, an Israeli newspaper reported on Sunday, potentially trumping rival offers for the Israeli mapping start-up. The report on the website of financial newspaper Globes did not cite sources or provide further details. Last month sources told Reuters the Internet search giant was in talks to acquire Waze, while a second Israeli ...
    June 9, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Tom Walsh: Classy cultures: How will state's workplaces rate this year?
    Tom Walsh previews the annual Free Press Top Workplaces awards with a column highlighting what's new in the world of culture trumping strategy.
    June 9, 2013 - Detroit Free Press

  • Harry Reid in FOXNews
    Reid tells The Hill newspaper "I don't believe in the executive power trumping everything...... if Obama steps over the bounds, I will tell him...... I do not work for Barrack Obama. I work with him."
  • Nick Rahall in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    A disconcerting picture has emerged of officials working at the highest levels of the Interior Department continuing to tamper with the endangered species program, trumping science with politics,Rahall said. "The practice is pervasive and...
  • John Edwards in ABC News
    Doing so would ensure that "salesmanship is not trumping the facts, so people learn what the real risks are associated with these drugs," Edwards said.

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