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parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, adjective
do the trick, play a trick
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something done to deceive, cheat, or outwit someone.
His elaborate lie was a trick to get their money.
deceit, deception, flimflam, ruse, stratagem
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artifice, cheat, chicanery, con, contrivance, curve, device, dodge, fraud, gimmick, hoax, imposture, ploy, scheme, sham, snare, subterfuge, swindle, trap, wile
definition 2: a mischievous deed; prank.
My brother and I played a lot of tricks on each other when we were children.The trick they played on the new kid was really mean.
gag, hoax, prank
similar words:
antic, caper, chicanery, escapade, jest, joke, practical joke, put-on, shenanigan, spoof, stunt
definition 3: a feat of skill, dexterity, or magic.
He taught his monkey a new trick.The acrobats performed amazing tricks on the trapeze.
feat, maneuver, stunt
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act, coup, deed, exploit, move, sleight of hand, strategy, tactic
definition 4: a particular craft or skill in doing something.
There is a trick to making perfect pie crust.
craft, skill
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art, gift, knack, know-how, secret, strategy, technique
definition 5: an odd or unusual behavioral habit; mannerism.
She has a trick of the voice that commands attention.
eccentricity, mannerism, quirk
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behavior, characteristic, habit, peculiarity, singularity, trait
definition 6: an optical or auditory illusion.
A trick of light made the moon seem larger.
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delusion, hallucination, mirage, phantasm
definition 7: the cards played or won in a single round.
She picked up two tricks in that round.
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definition 8: a foolish or childish act.
Walking in the mud was a dumb trick.
similar words:
antic, blunder, goof, horseplay, mistake, move, stunt, stupidity
definition 9: (slang) a prostitute's customer.
definition 10: (slang) an act of sex between a prostitute and a customer.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tricks, tricking, tricked
definition 1: to deceive, cheat, or swindle by trickery (often fol. by "into").
They tricked me into paying twice what the watch is really worth.
cheat, deceive, finagle, fool, hoodwink
similar words:
bait, bamboozle, beguile, bilk, bluff, con, cozen, decoy, defraud, delude, double-cross, dupe, flimflam, gull, hoax, humbug, mislead, outwit, rogue, rook, snooker, snow, swindle, trap
definition 2: to dress or ornament, esp. in an odd or showy way (often fol. by "out" or "up").
He was tricked out in a gorilla costume.
bedeck, bedizen, deck out, gussy up
similar words:
adorn, array, attire, clothe, decorate, dress up, festoon, ornament, spruce up
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phrase: do the trick
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, concerning, or marked by deception or skill.
The team used a trick play that was successful and scored.
deceptive, misleading
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artful, clever, crafty, sneaky, surprising, tricky, unexpected, unusual
definition 2: designed for use in tricks.
The magician uses a trick deck of cards.
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altered, hidden, magic, secret, special
definition 3: of a skeletal joint, tending to lock, come unjoined, or fail.
He had trouble with his trick shoulder again.
similar words:
bad, unsound, unstable, weak
phrase: play a trick
derivation: tricker (n.)
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