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trick

Synonyms of trick in English:

noun

  • 1 he's capable of any mean trick their clever little trick cost us $500
    informal con, setup, rip-off, game, scam, sting, flimflam, bunco
    archaic shift, fetch, rig
  • 2 I think she's playing a trick on us
  • 3 conjuring tricks
    feat, stunt;
    (tricks) sleight of hand, legerdemain, prestidigitation;
  • 4 (tricks) the tricks of the trade
  • verb

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  • 1 many people have been tricked by con artists with fake IDs
    informal con, bilk, diddle, rook, put one over on, pull a fast one on, pull the wool over someone's eyes, take for a ride, shaft, flimflam, sucker, snooker
    literary cozen, illude
    archaic chicane
  • Phrases

    do the trick
    1
    informal here, these two aspirins should do the trick
    be effective, work, solve the problem, fill/fit the bill
    trick of the light
    2
    it was probably just a trick of the light
    illusion, optical illusion, figment of the imagination;
    mirage
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