1. A card game usually played with a deck of 24 cards in which each player is dealt 5 cards and the team or player calling trump must win at least three tricks to score points for the hand.
2. The act of euchring an opponent.
tr.v. eu·chred, eu·chring, eu·chres
1. To prevent (an opponent) from taking three tricks in euchre.
2. To deceive by sly or underhand means; cheat: euchred us out of our life savings.
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