trick, fast one(noun)
a cunning or deceitful action or device
"he played a trick on me"; "he pulled a fast one and got away with it"
a period of work or duty
an attempt to get you to do something foolish or imprudent
"that offer was a dirty trick"
antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-on(noun)
a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, thaumaturgy, illusion, deception(noun)
an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
whoremaster, whoremonger, john, trick(noun)
a prostitute's customer
(card games) in a single round, the sequence of cards played by all the players; the high card is the winner
flim-flam, play a joke on, play tricks, trick, fob, fox, pull a fast one on, play a trick on(verb)
"We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"
Something designed to fool or swindle.
It was just a trick to say that the house was underpriced.
A single piece (or business) of a magician's (or any variety entertainer's) act.
And for my next trick, I will pull a wombat out of a duffel bag.
An effective, clever or quick way of doing something.
Tricks of the trade. What's the trick of getting this chair to fold up?
A sequence in which each player plays a card and a winning play is determined.
I was able to take the second trick with the heart queen.
An act of prostitution. Generally used with turn.
At the worst point, she was turning ten tricks a day.
A customer to a prostitute.
As the businessman rounded the corner, she thought, "Here comes another trick."
An entertaining or difficult physical action.
That's a nice skateboard, but can you do any tricks on it?
A daily period of work, especially in shift-based jobs.
To fool; to cause to believe something untrue.
You tried to trick me when you said that house was underpriced.
Stylish or cool.
Wow, your new sportscar is so trick.
Origin: Either from trique (related to trichier; French: tricher), of origin, from trechen; Or from trek, from trekken, from trekken, treken, from *, *, from trakjanan, from dreg-. Cognate with trekken, trecken, trechen, trække, and trekka. Compare track, treachery, trig, and trigger.
an artifice or stratagem; a cunning contrivance; a sly procedure, usually with a dishonest intent; as, a trick in trade
a sly, dexterous, or ingenious procedure fitted to puzzle or amuse; as, a bear's tricks; a juggler's tricks
mischievous or annoying behavior; a prank; as, the tricks of boys
a particular habit or manner; a peculiarity; a trait; as, a trick of drumming with the fingers; a trick of frowning
a knot, braid, or plait of hair
the whole number of cards played in one round, and consisting of as many cards as there are players
a turn; specifically, the spell of a sailor at the helm, -- usually two hours
a toy; a trifle; a plaything
to deceive by cunning or artifice; to impose on; to defraud; to cheat; as, to trick another in the sale of a horse
to dress; to decorate; to set off; to adorn fantastically; -- often followed by up, off, or out
to draw in outline, as with a pen; to delineate or distinguish without color, as arms, etc., in heraldry
Trick is a 1999 American gay-themed romantic comedy film written by Jason Schafer and directed by Jim Fall. Trick appeared at the Sundance and Berlin film festivals in 1999.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
trik, v.t. to dress, to decorate.—n. Trick′ing, the act of one who tricks: (Shak.) dress, ornament. [Celt.; W. treciaw, to adorn.]
trik, n. any fraud or stratagem to deceive, an illusion: a clever contrivance to puzzle, amuse, or annoy: a particular habit or manner, skill, adroitness, manner: a parcel of cards falling to a winner at one turn: any toy or gimcrack: a turn as at the helm: (slang) a watch.—v.t. to deceive, to cheat.—ns. Trick′er; Trick′ery, act or practice of playing tricks: artifice: stratagem: imposition.—adv. Trick′ily.—n. Trick′iness.—adj. Trick′ish, addicted to tricks: artful in making bargains.—adv. Trick′ishly, in a trickish manner: artfully: knavishly.—n. Trick′ishness, the state of being trickish or deceitful.—adv. Trick′ly, cleverly, deftly.—n. Trick′scene, a scene in which changes are made before the audience.—adjs. Trick′sey, Trick′sy, trickish, exhibiting artfulness: pretty, dainty, neat.—n. Trick′siness, state of being tricksey.—adj. Trick′some.—ns. Trick′ster, one who practises tricks, a cheat; Trick′-wig, a kind of wig worn by actors, the hair of which can be made to stand on end by a device.—adj. Trick′y. [O. Fr. tricher, to beguile—L. tricāri, to trifle.]
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'trick' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4479
Rank popularity for the word 'trick' in Nouns Frequency: #1683
The numerical value of trick in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of trick in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for prosperity to come.
The trick is learning very early on what your triggers are, and how to avoid them.
There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked.
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- enganyarCatalan, Valencian
- trik, kouzloCzech
- List, Trick, Kunststück, austricksen, überlisten, Freier, Falle, Stich, verarschenGerman
- μπάζα, χαρτωσιάGreek
- truco, artimaña, engrupir, engañarSpanish
- vemp, trikk, tempEstonian
- حقه, نیرنگ, ترفندPersian
- vedättää, trikki, temppu, tikki, poka, huiputtaa, juksata, höynäyttää, taikatemppu, huijata, petkuttaaFinnish
- farce, tour, pli, rouler, truc, duper, tromper, embobinerFrench
- car, cleasScottish Gaelic
- טריק, תכסיסHebrew
- bűvésztrükk, bűvészmutatvány, ütés, trükkHungarian
- トリック, 欺き, 企み, 手品Japanese
- sūtēla, dolumLatin
- daya, perdayaMalay
- trikk, triks, trick, knep, lure, narre, stikk, horekundeNorwegian
- artimanha, enrolar, truque, enganarPortuguese
- înșela, păcăliRomanian
- обман, трюк, обмануть, одурачивать, облапошивать, облапошить, уловка, фокус, обманывать, взятка, одурачитьRussian
- trick, lura, stick, knep, trolleritrick, trollkonst, torsk, fintSwedish
- కనికట్టు, ఇంద్రజాలం, జిత్తుTelugu
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