WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
up•per•cut /ˈʌpɚˌkʌt/USA pronunciation   n., v., -cut, -cut•ting. 

n. [countable]
  1. Sporta swinging blow directed upward, as to an opponent's chin.

v. [+ object]
  1. Sportto strike (an opponent) with an uppercut.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
up•per•cut  (upər kut′), 
n., v., -cut, -cut•ting. 

n. 
  1. Sporta swinging blow directed upward, as to an adversary's chin.
  2. Games[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.

v.t. 
  1. Sportto strike (an opponent) with an uppercut.

v.i. 
  1. Sportto deliver an uppercut.
  2. Games[Bridge.]to make an uppercut.
Etymology:
  • upper1 + cut 1840–50


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

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



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