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Definition 1: (card games) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for ruff in the sense of this definition

(ruff is a kind of ...) (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession

"it is my turn" "it is still my play"

(... is part of ruff) any of various card games based on whist for four players

(ruff belongs to category ...) a game played with playing cards

Definition 2: common Eurasian sandpiper; the male has an erectile neck ruff in breeding season - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for ruff in the sense of this definition

(ruff is a kind of ...) any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers

(... is a kind of ruff ) female ruff

(... is a member of ruff) ruffs

Definition 3: a high tight collar - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for ruff in the sense of this definition

(ruff is a kind of ...) a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over

(... is a kind of ruff ) a ruff for the neck worn in the 16th century

Definition 4: an external body part consisting of feathers or hair about the neck of a bird or other animal - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for ruff in the sense of this definition

(ruff is a kind of ...) any body part visible externally

Definition 5: play a trump - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for ruff in the sense of this definition

(ruff is a kind of ...) have a turn; make one's move in a game

"Can I go now?"

(... is a kind of ruff ) play a trump higher than (one previously played) to the trick

(... is a kind of ruff ) trump alternately in two hands

(ruff belongs to category ...) a game played with playing cards

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