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Meaning & Definition of Trick in English

English

Trick

/trɪk/

noun

1. A cunning or deceitful action or device

  • "He played a trick on me"
  • "He pulled a fast one and got away with it"
    synonym:
  • trick
  • ,
  • fast one

2. A period of work or duty

    synonym:
  • trick

3. An attempt to get you to do something foolish or imprudent

  • "That offer was a dirty trick"
    synonym:
  • trick

4. A ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

    synonym:
  • antic
  • ,
  • joke
  • ,
  • prank
  • ,
  • trick
  • ,
  • caper
  • ,
  • put-on

5. An illusory feat

  • Considered magical by naive observers
    synonym:
  • magic trick
  • ,
  • conjuring trick
  • ,
  • trick
  • ,
  • magic
  • ,
  • legerdemain
  • ,
  • conjuration
  • ,
  • thaumaturgy
  • ,
  • illusion
  • ,
  • deception

6. A prostitute's customer

    synonym:
  • whoremaster
  • ,
  • whoremonger
  • ,
  • john
  • ,
  • trick

7. (card games) in a single round, the sequence of cards played by all the players

  • The high card is the winner
    synonym:
  • trick

verb

1. Deceive somebody

  • "We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"
    synonym:
  • flim-flam
  • ,
  • play a joke on
  • ,
  • play tricks
  • ,
  • trick
  • ,
  • fob
  • ,
  • fox
  • ,
  • pull a fast one on
  • ,
  • play a trick on

Examples of using

I learned a new trick.
I'm going to do a trick with only four cards.
He got the money from her by a trick.