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English noun: trick

1. trick (act) a cunning or deceitful action or device


SamplesHe played a trick on me.
He pulled a fast one and got away with it.


Synonymsfast one


Broader (hypernym)device, gimmick, twist


Narrower (hyponym)schtick, schtik, shtick, shtik

2. trick (time) a period of work or duty


Broader (hypernym)duty period, shift, work shift

3. trick (act) an attempt to get you to do something foolish or imprudent


SamplesThat offer was a dirty trick.


Broader (hypernym)dishonesty, knavery

4. trick (act) a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement


Synonymsantic, caper, joke, prank, put-on


Broader (hypernym)diversion, recreation


Narrower (hyponym)dirty trick, practical joke

5. trick (act) an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers


Synonymsconjuration, conjuring trick, deception, illusion, legerdemain, magic, magic trick, thaumaturgy


Broader (hypernym)performance


Narrower (hyponym)card trick, prestidigitation, sleight of hand

6. trick (person) a prostitute's customer


Synonymsjohn, whoremaster, whoremonger


Broader (hypernym)client, customer

7. trick (act) (card games) in a single round, the sequence of cards played by all the players; the high card is the winner


Broader (hypernym)play, turn


Domain categorycard game, cards


English verb: trick

1. trick (social) deceive somebody


SamplesWe tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week.


Synonymsflim-flam, fob, fox, play a joke on, play a trick on, play tricks, pull a fast one on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something


Broader (hypernym)cozen, deceive, delude, lead on


Narrower (hyponym)snooker









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