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TRICK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does trick mean? 

TRICK (noun)
  The noun TRICK has 7 senses:

1. a cunning or deceitful action or device
2. a period of work or duty
3. an attempt to get you to do something foolish or imprudent
4. a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
5. an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
6. a prostitute's customer
7. (card games) in a single round, the sequence of cards played by all the players; the high card is the winner

  Familiarity information: TRICK used as a noun is common.


TRICK (verb)
  The verb TRICK has 1 sense:

1. deceive somebody

  Familiarity information: TRICK used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRICK (noun)


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Meaning:

A cunning or deceitful action or device

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

fast one; trick

Context examples:

he played a trick on me / he pulled a fast one and got away with it

Hypernyms ("trick" is a kind of...):

device; gimmick; twist (any clever maneuver)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "trick"):

schtick; schtik; shtick; shtik ((Yiddish) a devious trick; a bit of cheating)


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Meaning:

A period of work or duty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Hypernyms ("trick" is a kind of...):

duty period; shift; work shift (the time period during which you are at work)


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Meaning:

An attempt to get you to do something foolish or imprudent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

that offer was a dirty trick

Hypernyms ("trick" is a kind of...):

dishonesty; knavery (lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing)


Sense 4trick [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

antic; prank; put-on; joke; trick; caper

Hypernyms ("trick" is a kind of...):

diversion; recreation (an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "trick"):

dirty trick (an unkind or aggressive trick)

practical joke (a prank or trick played on a person (especially one intended to make the victim appear foolish))


Sense 5trick [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

conjuring trick; magic trick; legerdemain; thaumaturgy; magic; conjuration; deception; illusion; trick

Hypernyms ("trick" is a kind of...):

performance (the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "trick"):

card trick (a trick performed with playing cards)

prestidigitation; sleight of hand (manual dexterity in the execution of tricks)


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Meaning:

A prostitute's customer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

whoremonger; whoremaster; john; trick

Hypernyms ("trick" is a kind of...):

client; customer (someone who pays for goods or services)


Sense 7trick [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("trick" is a kind of...):

play; turn ((game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession)

Domain category:

card game; cards (a game played with playing cards)


TRICK (verb)


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Meaning:

Deceive somebody

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

flim-flam; fob; fox; play a trick on; pull a fast one on; trick

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "trick" is one way to...):

cozen; deceive; delude; lead on (be false to; be dishonest with)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "trick"):

snooker (fool or dupe)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something


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