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Alternate Term: Discards

  1. Verb

    To relinquish a card or multiple cards from one's hand, such as in the act of folding, in exchanging cards in a draw game, or when required to do so due to special rules in certain home game rule variations.

    EXAMPLE: "I discarded my hand. It wasn't worth playing."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Muck

    ANTONYMS: Play

    RELATED TERMS: Burn, Discard Pile, Draw, Fold, Foul, Giant Twist, Muck, Twist, Twist Your Neighbor

  1. Noun

    The collection of all cards that have been removed from each player's hand and that are no longer in play.

    EXAMPLE: "I tossed my rags in with the discards."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Deadwood, Discard Pile, Muck

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