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English noun: prank

1. prank (act) acting like a clown or buffoon

Synonymsbuffoonery, clowning, frivolity, harlequinade, japery

Broader (hypernym)craziness, folly, foolery, indulgence, lunacy, tomfoolery

Narrower (hyponym)schtick, schtik, shtick, shtik

2. prank (act) a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

Synonymsantic, caper, joke, put-on, trick

Broader (hypernym)diversion, recreation

Narrower (hyponym)dirty trick, practical joke

English verb: prank

1. prank (creation) dress or decorate showily or gaudily

SamplesRoses were pranking the lawn.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

2. prank (body) dress up showily

SamplesHe pranked himself out in his best clothes.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)attire, deck out, deck up, dress up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, get up, gussy up, overdress, prink, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up

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