trick

Primary Meanings of trick

1.
nv
a cunning or deceitful action or device
deceive somebody
2.
n
(card games) in a single round, the sequence of cards played by all the players; the high card is the winner
3.
n
a prostitute's customer
4.
n
a period of work or duty
Full Definitions of trick
1

n a cunning or deceitful action or device

“he played a trick on me”
Synonyms:
fast one
Types:
schtick, schtik, shtick, shtik
(Yiddish) a devious trick; a bit of cheating
Type of:
device, gimmick, twist
any clever maneuver

n an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

Synonyms:
conjuration, conjuring trick, deception, illusion, legerdemain, magic, magic trick, thaumaturgy
Types:
card trick
a trick performed with playing cards
prestidigitation, sleight of hand
manual dexterity in the execution of tricks
Type of:
performance
the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment

n an attempt to get you to do something foolish or imprudent

“that offer was a dirty trick
Type of:
dishonesty, knavery
lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing

n a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

Synonyms:
antic, caper, joke, prank, put-on
Types:
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dirty trick
an unkind or aggressive trick
practical joke
a prank or trick played on a person (especially one intended to make the victim appear foolish)
April fool
a practical joke or trick played on the first day of April
hotfoot
a practical joke that involves inserting a match surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's shoe and then lighting it
rag
a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)
snipe hunt
an elaborate practical joke in which the unsuspecting victim hunts a snipe and is typically left in the dark holding a bag and waiting for the snipe to run into it
Type of:
diversion, recreation
an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

v deceive somebody

“We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week”
Synonyms:
flim-flam, fob, fox, play a joke on, play a trick on, play tricks, pull a fast one on
Types:
snooker
fool or dupe
Type of:
cozen, deceive, delude, lead on
be false to; be dishonest with
2

n (card games) in a single round, the sequence of cards played by all the players; the high card is the winner

Type of:
play, turn
(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession
3

n a prostitute's customer

Type of:
client, customer
someone who pays for goods or services
4

n a period of work or duty

Type of:
duty period, shift, work shift
the time period during which you are at work

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