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  1. Noun

    The discard pile, including burn cards, folded cards, fouled cards, and cards discarded in order to draw others.

    EXAMPLE: "I threw my cards into the muck."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Deadwood, Discard Pile

    RELATED TERMS: Burn, Fold, Foul

  2. Verb

    To discard one's hand without showing it, as allowed when folding, when winning due to all opponents folding, or when beaten by an opponent who revealed cards before you during the showdown.

    EXAMPLE: "I always muck my hand if I've lost on the showdown. I don't like to reveal what I don't have to."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Discard

    RELATED TERMS: Fold, Pass

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