Synonyms of trick in English:



  • 1 he's capable of any mean trick their clever little trick cost us $500
    stratagem, ploy, ruse, scheme, device, maneuver, contrivance, machination, artifice, wile, dodge; deceit, deception, trickery, subterfuge, chicanery, swindle, hoax, fraud, confidence trick
    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; magic
  • 4 (tricks) the tricks of the trade
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  • 1 many people have been tricked by con artists with fake IDs
    deceive, delude, hoodwink, mislead, take in, dupe, fool, double-cross, cheat, defraud, swindle, gull, hoax, bamboozle, entrap
    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

    informal here, these two aspirins should do the trickbe effectiveworksolve the problemfill/fit the bill

    trick of the light

    it was probably just a trick of the lightillusionoptical illusionfigment of the imaginationmirage

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