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Verb: play a joke on
  1. Subject to a playful hoax or joke
    - hoax, pull someone's leg, prank
  2. Deceive somebody
    - flimflam [informal], play tricks, trick, fob [archaic], fox, pull a fast one on [informal], play a trick on, hose [N. Amer, informal], pull a fast one [informal], take for a ride [informal], sucker [N. Amer, informal]

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

Type of: cozen [literary], deceive, delude, lead on