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1(in bridge, whist, and other card games) play a card of the suit led.
- ‘If a card which is not a trump is led, players who have cards of this suit must either follow suit or trump.’
- ‘Players must follow suit if possible - a player who cannot follow suit may discard any card.’
- ‘When a non-trump is led, players who have a card of the suit led must either follow suit or play a trump.’
- ‘In these places you are only allowed to play a trump if a trump is led, or if you are unable to follow suit to a non-trump lead.’
- ‘If a non-trump is led and you can follow suit, you cannot play a Joker declaring it to be a trump.’
- ‘If there is a trump suit, a player who can follow suit must either follow suit or play a trump if possible.’
- ‘When a double is led everyone must follow suit with a double if possible.’
- ‘However, when a non-trump is led and you are following suit, there is no obligation to beat the cards previously played to the trick.’
- ‘When there are no trumps, a player who is unable to follow suit may play any card.’
- ‘You must follow suit if you can; if you cannot follow suit, any card may be played.’
- 1.1 Conform to another's actions.‘Spain cut its rates by half a per cent but no other country has followed suit’
emulate, copy, take as a model, model oneself on, take as a pattern, pattern oneself after, pattern oneself on, follow the example of, take as an example, take as a role model, take after, follow, follow in someone's footsteps, follow in someone's stepsView synonyms
- ‘A map with table numbers covering all seven divisions, trains and destinations and separate indices for Express and Passenger trains follows suit.’
- ‘The rest of the young cast follows suit, miming up a storm, sipping imaginary sacramental wine from invisible chalices.’
- ‘The Downtown Arts District follows suit, with an open house.’
- ‘The darker, more downhome Black Letter Days follows suit with a similar, constantly undulating quality level.’
- ‘And the rest follows suit, if you've got the aptitude and talent for it.’
- ‘And if the hotel in Robertstown follows suit it could be another desperate blow to the entire Northwest Kildare area.’
- ‘Thankfully, the McGuinty government in Ontario kept its promise to raise cigarette taxes; let's hope the federal government follows suit.’
- ‘Janu follows suit and they share the spoils of quitting.’
- ‘If the boss pulls back then his company follows suit, no question.’
- ‘And algae follows suit, converting sunlight to growth.’
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