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Noun: trick  trik
  1. A cunning or deceitful action or device
    "he played a trick on me";
    - fast one
     
  2. A period of work or duty
     
  3. An attempt to get you to do something foolish or imprudent
    "that offer was a dirty trick"
     
  4. A ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
    - antic, joke, prank, caper, put-on, dido [N. Amer]
     
  5. An illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
    - magic trick, conjuring trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, thaumaturgy, illusion, deception
     
  6. A prostitute's customer
    - john [informal]
     
  7. (card games) in a single round, the sequence of cards played by all the players; the high card is the winner
Verb: trick  trik
  1. Deceive somebody
    "We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week";
    - flim-flam, play a joke on, play tricks, fob, fox, pull a fast one on, play a trick on, hose [N. Amer], sucker [N. Amer]
     
  2. Use a trick to induce (someone) into doing something unpleasant
    - mousetrap [N. Amer]

Derived forms: tricked, tricking, tricks

Type of: client, cozen, customer, deceive, delude, device, dishonesty, diversion, duty period, gimmick, knavery, lead on, performance, play, recreation, shift, turn, twist, work shift

Encyclopedia: Trick