Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

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 [informal], put-on [N. Amer, informal], dido [N. Amer, informal]
  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";
    - flimflam [informal], play a joke on, play tricks, 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]
  2. Use a trick to induce (someone) into doing something unpleasant
    - mousetrap [N. Amer]

Derived forms: tricked, tricking, tricks

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

Encyclopedia: Trick, David