Definition of trumping:
- defeating (part of speech: verb)
- "32 Caliber", Donald McGibeny.
A wild idea of trumping up the expected message, and another of feigning that he has come to inquire after the fox, cross his mind; but he dismisses both: the first because he knows he should be found out, and the second because Miss Lambton might take it as a fresh demand upon her pity for the wound got in her service.- "Doctor Cupid", Rhoda Broughton.
As to the right- of- way business, Melrose's fences are all up again, his rascally lawyers, Nash at the head, are as busy as bees trumping up his case; and I can only suppose that he has been forcing Faversham to write the unscrupulous letters about it that have been appearing in some of the papers.- "The Mating of Lydia", Mrs. Humphry Ward.