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trick British & World English

A cunning act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone

trick English Thesaurus

he's capable of any mean trick

con trick British & World English

Informal term for confidence trick.

hat-trick British & World English

Three successes of the same kind within a limited period, in particular (in soccer) the scoring of three goals in a game by one player or (in cricket) the taking of three wickets by the same bowler with successive balls

dirty trick British & World English

A dishonest or unkind act

quick trick British & World English

A card such as an ace (or a king in a suit where the ace is also held) that can normally be relied on to win a trick

three-card trick British & World English

A game, traditionally associated with confidence tricksters, in which bets are made on which is the queen among three cards lying face downwards

do the trick British & World English

Achieve the required result

turn a trick British & World English

(Of a prostitute) have a session with a client

confidence trick British & World English

An act of cheating or tricking someone by gaining their trust and persuading them to believe something that is not true

one-trick pony British & World English

A person or thing with only one special feature, talent, or area of expertise

trick or treat British & World English

A children’s custom of calling at houses at Halloween with the threat of pranks if they are not given a small gift (often used as a greeting by children doing this)

Indian rope trick British & World English

The feat supposed to have been performed in India in the 19th century of climbing a length of unattached rope hanging vertically in the air

not miss a trick British & World English

Never fail to take advantage of a situation

play a trick on British & World English

Behave in a deceptive or teasing way towards

trick someone/thing out British & World English

Dress or decorate someone or something in an elaborate or showy way

every trick in the book British & World English

Every available method of achieving what one wants

trick someone into in trick British & World English

Use deception to make someone do (something)

the oldest trick in the book British & World English

A ruse so hackneyed that it should no longer deceive anyone

trick someone out of in trick British & World English

Use deception to deprive someone of (something)

trick someone/thing out in trick British & World English

Dress or decorate someone or something in an elaborate or showy way

do the trick in trick British & World English

Achieve the required result

turn a trick in trick British & World English

(Of a prostitute) have a session with a client

monkey tricks British & World English

Mischievous behaviour

not miss a trick in miss1 British & World English

Never fail to take advantage of a situation

play a trick on in play British & World English

Behave in a deceptive or teasing way towards

do the trick in trick English Thesaurus

a glass of whisky did the trick—I slept like a log

every trick in the book in trick British & World English

Every available method of achieving what one wants

tricks of the trade in trick British & World English

Special ingenious techniques used in a profession or craft, especially those that are little known by outsiders

tricks of the trade British & World English

Special ingenious techniques used in a profession or craft, especially those that are little known by outsiders

play a trick or joke on in play British & World English

Behave in a deceptive or teasing way towards

the oldest trick in the book in trick British & World English

A ruse so hackneyed that it should no longer deceive anyone

trick someone/something out in trick English Thesaurus

he was tricked out in wide silk trousers, a red sash, and a necklace of silver dollars


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