Preemptive Bid

Bridge A high opening bid made to shut out competition

The official rules of card games glossary. 2009.

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  • preemptive bid — noun a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding • Syn: ↑pre empt, ↑preempt • Hypernyms: ↑bid, ↑bidding …   Useful english dictionary

  • preemptive — preemptively, adv. /pree emp tiv/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to preemption. 2. taken as a measure against something possible, anticipated, or feared; preventive; deterrent: a preemptive tactic against a ruthless business rival. 3. preempting or… …   Universalium

  • preemptive — or pre emptive [prē emp′tiv] adj. 1. of or having to do with preemption 2. Bridge designating a high bid intended to shut out or obstruct opposing bids preemptively adv. pre emptively …   English World dictionary

  • preemptive — adjective Date: 1855 1. a. of or relating to preemption b. having power to preempt 2. of a bid in bridge higher than necessary and intended to shut out bids by the opponents 3. giving a stockholder first option to purchase new stock in an amount… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • preemptive — pre•emp•tive or pre emp•tive [[t]priˈɛmp tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) cvb of or pertaining to preemption 2) cvb taken as a measure against something possible, anticipated, or feared; preventive; deterrent: a preemptive strike against the enemy[/ex] 3) gam… …   From formal English to slang

  • Weak two bid — The Weak two bid is a common treatment used in the game of contract bridge, where a jump bid of two of a suit signifies a weak hand with a long suit. It is a form of preemptive bid. Most often, the term refers to an opening bid; there is also a… …   Wikipedia

  • Preempt — (also spelled Pre empt ) is a bid in contract bridge whose primary function is to take up bidding space from the opponents. A preemptive bid is usually made by jumping , i.e. skipping one or more bidding levels. Since it deprives the opponents of …   Wikipedia

  • Glossary of contract bridge terms — These terms are used in Contract bridge[1][2] , or the earlier game Auction bridge, using duplicate or rubber scoring. Some of them are also used in Whist, Bid whist, and other trick taking games. This glossary supplements the Glossary of card… …   Wikipedia

  • Hand evaluation — In contract bridge, various bidding systems have been devised to enable partners to describe their hands to each other so that they may reach the optimum contract. A key initial part of this process is that players evaluate their hands; this… …   Wikipedia

  • preempt — I noun a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding • Syn: ↑preemptive bid, ↑pre empt • Hypernyms: ↑bid, ↑bidding II verb 1. acquire for oneself before others …   Useful english dictionary

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