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Verb: play a joke on
  1. Subject to a playful hoax or joke
    - hoax, pull someone's leg
     
  2. Deceive somebody
    "We played a joke on the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week";
    - flim-flam, play tricks, trick, fob, fox, pull a fast one on, play a trick on, hose [N. Amer], sucker [N. Amer]

Derived forms: plays a joke on, played a joke on, playing a joke on

Type of: cozen, deceive, delude, lead on