To receive a card or cards that increase the strength of one's hand.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This term does not apply when receiving cards that make a flush, straight, or straight flush from a drawing hand. The term "complete" is used instead in these situations.
EXAMPLE: "I had a middle pair and figured I needed to improve in order to win."
APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues
RELATED TERMS: Chase, Pot Odds