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trick
British English: /trɪk/
American English: /trɪk/

Translation of trick in French:

noun

  • 1 (thing that deceives or outwits) it's all a trick!
    il y a un truc!
    a mean trick
    un sale tour
    a clever trick
    un tour habile
    it's the oldest trick in the book
    c'est le tour classique
    I've tried every trick in the book
    j'ai tout essayé
    to play a trick on somebody
    jouer un tour à quelqu'un
    my mind/my memory plays tricks on me
    mon esprit/ma mémoire me joue des tours
    grief can play tricks with the mind
    le chagrin peut jouer des tours à notre imagination
    a trick of the light
    un effet de lumière
  • 2 (by magician, conjurer, dog, horse) to do/perform a trick
    faire/exécuter un tour
    my dog does tricks
    mon chien sait faire des tours
  • 3
    [informal]
    (mischievous behaviour) he always pulls that trick
    il joue toujours ce tour-là
    don't you ever try that trick with me!
    si jamais tu essaies de me jouer ce tour-là!
    he/the computer is up to his/its tricks again
    il/l'ordinateur continue à faire des siennes
  • 4 (knack, secret) the trick is to do
    l'astuce c'est de faire
    the trick in doing something is to do
    l'astuce pour faire quelque chose c'est de faire
    there's no special trick to it
    il n'y a pas d'astuce
    to have a trick of doing something
    avoir le chic pour faire quelque chose
    to know a trick or two ou a few tricks
    s'y connaître
    about en
  • 5 (habit, mannerism) to have a trick of doing
    avoir la manie de faire

adjective

  • (photo, shot, pack of cards)
    truqué
    trick photography ou camerawork
    truquages
    mpl

transitive verb

  • (informal)
    to trick somebody into doing
    amener quelqu'un par la ruse à faire
    to trick somebody into thinking that…
    duper quelqu'un en lui faisant croire que…
    to trick somebody out of £10/their inheritance
    escroquer quelqu'un de 10 livres/son héritage
    I've been tricked!
    on m'a roulé (informal) or eu (informal)!

Idioms

how's tricks (informal)?

ça boume (informal)?

the tricks of the trade

to do the trick

not/never to miss a trick

ne pas/ne jamais rater un détail, ne pas/ne jamais en rater une
(informal)

Phrasal verbs

trick out

trick out [somebody], trick [somebody] out
in de
to be tricked out
être attifé, s'être pomponné
(informal)

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