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
pasquinade, put-on, thaumaturgy, gag, john, sendup, deception, legerdemain, magic trick, parody, job, jest, capriole, fraud, whoremaster, clowning, takeoff, caper, mockery, humbug, charade, frivolity, jape, jocularity, play, joke, buffoonery, romp, fraudulence, fast one, dupery, illusion, magic, lampoon, harlequinade, antic, hoax, travesty, whoremonger, laugh, gambol, frolic, burlesque, spoof, conjuring trick, prank, japery, conjuration
magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, thaumaturgy, illusion, deception(noun)
an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
deception, fantasy, joke, illusion, incantation, legerdemain, phantasy, magic trick, dissembling, caper, semblance, head game, put-on, fast one, dissimulation, fancy, delusion, thaumaturgy, antic, conjury, prank, misrepresentation, magic, invocation, whoremaster, john, conjuration, deceit, whoremonger, conjuring trick, conjuring
whoremaster, whoremonger, john, trick(noun)
a prostitute's customer
deception, legerdemain, prank, joke, illusion, caper, magic trick, lavatory, put-on, fast one, toilet, privy, thaumaturgy, can, john, antic, magic, bathroom, whoremaster, lav, conjuration, whoremonger, conjuring trick
(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.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A contrivance or device may be either good or bad. A cheat is a mean advantage in a bargain; a fraud, any form of covert robbery or injury. Imposture is a deceitful contrivance for securing charity, credit, or consideration. A stratagem or maneuver may be of the good against the bad, as it were a skilful movement of war. A wile is usually but not necessarily evil.
E'en children followed with endearing wile.
GoldsmithDeserted Village, l. 184.
A trick is often low, injurious, and malicious; we say a mean trick; the word is sometimes used playfully with less than its full meaning. A ruse or a blind may be quite innocent and harmless. An artifice is a carefully and delicately prepared contrivance for doing indirectly what one could not well do directly. A device is something studied out for promoting an end, as in a mechanism; the word is used of indirect action, often, but not necessarily directed to an evil, selfish, or injurious end. Finesse is especially subtle contrivance, delicate artifice, whether for good or evil. Compare FRAUD.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
Dictionary of English Synonymes
artifice, stratagem, wile, cheat, dodge, doubling, gouge, fraud, chicane, blind, feint, mark, manuvre, deceit, imposition, imposture, ruse, chouse, fetch, CLAP-TRAP, humbug, gammon, cunning contrivance, sharp practice
Translations for trick
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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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