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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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