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Oxford dictionary definition of the word trick:
1a cunning act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone:
he’s a double-dealer capable of any mean trick
a mischievous practical joke:
she thought Elaine was playing some trick on her
I thought I saw a flicker of emotion, but it was probably a trick of the light
2a skilful act performed for entertainment or amusement:
he did conjuring tricks for his daughters
a clever or particular way of doing something:
the trick is to put one ski forward and kneel
3a peculiar or characteristic habit or mannerism:
she had a trick of clipping off certain words and phrases
4(in bridge, whist, and similar card games) a sequence of cards forming a single round of play. One card is laid down by each player, the highest card being the winner.
5 informal a prostitute’s client.
6a sailor’s turn at the helm, usually lasting for two or four hours.
1cunningly deceive or outwit:
many people have been tricked by villains with false identity cards
(trick someone into) use deception to make someone do (something):
he tricked her into parting with the money
(trick someone out of) use deception to deprive someone of (something):
two men tricked a pensioner out of several hundred pounds
2 Heraldry sketch (a coat of arms) in outline, with the colours indicated by letters or signs.
1intended or used to deceive or mystify, or to create an illusion:
a trick question
2North American liable to fail; defective:
a trick knee
do the trick
informal achieve the required result:
a coat of paint might have done the trick, making things that bit more cheery
every trick in the book
informal every available method of achieving what one wants.
informal used as a friendly greeting:
‘How’s tricks in your neck of the woods?’
not miss a trick
the oldest trick in the book
a ruse so hackneyed that it should no longer deceive anyone.
tricks of the trade
special ingenious techniques used in a profession or craft, especially those that are little known by outsiders.
turn a trick
informal (of a prostitute) have a session with a client.
up to one’s (old) tricks
informal misbehaving in a characteristic way.
trick someone/thing out (or up)
dress or decorate someone or something in an elaborate or showy way:
a Marine tricked out in World War II kit and weaponry
adjective ( dated)
late Middle English (as a noun): from an Old French dialect variant of triche, from trichier ‘deceive’, of unknown origin. Current senses of the verb date from the mid 16th century