Definitions of trick

  1.   a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
  2.   an illusory feat considered magical by naive observers
  3.   a cunning or deceitful action or device he played a trick on me he pulled a fast one and got away with it
  4.   deceive somebody We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week
  5.   an attempt to get you to do something foolish or imprudent that offer was a dirty trick
  6.   a period of work or duty
  7.   An artifice or stratagem a cunning contrivance a sly procedure usually with a dishonest intent as a trick in trade
  8.   A sly dexterous or ingenious procedure fitted to puzzle or amuse as a bear's tricks a juggler's tricks
  9.   Mischievous or annoying behavior a prank as the tricks of boys
  10.   A particular habit or manner a peculiarity a trait as a trick of drumming with the fingers a trick of frowning
  11.   A knot braid or plait of hair
  12.   The whole number of cards played in one round and consisting of as many cards as there are players
  13.   A toy a trifle a plaything
  14.   To deceive by cunning or artifice to impose on to defraud to cheat as to trick another in the sale of a horse
  15.   To draw in outline as with a pen to delineate or distinguish without color as arms etc in heraldry
  16.   A turn specifically the spell of a sailor at the helm usually two hours
  17.   To dress to decorate to set off to adorn fantastically often followed by up off or out
  18.   An artifice or fraud a crafty or deceitful device or action a puzzle to amuse or annoy a deception a sleight of hand feat a mischievous sometimes annoying prank the entire number of cards falling to the winner in one round a peculiarity of manner a particular skill as he soon learned the trick
  19.   To cheat impose upon to adorn fantastically
  20.   To deck or ornament
  21.   To dress to decorate
  22.   Any fraud or stratagem to deceive a clever contrivance to puzzle amuse or annoy a particular habit or manner a parcel of cards falling to a winner at one turn
  23.   To deceive to cheat
  25.   Artifice fraud contrivance to amuse or annoy habit cards taken at one turn
  26.   To deceive cheat decorate
  27.   To play a trick or tricks upon
  28.   A petty artifice or stratagem fraud cheat
  29.   An annoying act practical joke
  30.   A characteristic trait knack
  31.   In card playing the whole number of cards played in one round
  32.   An artifice for the purpose of deception a fraudulent coutrivance deception a dextrous artifice vicious practice legerdemain a round of cards a particular habit
  33.   To dress to decorate to adorn fantastically to delineate a coat of arms
  34.   To live by deception and fraud
  35.   Any fraud or underhand scheme to impose upon others something done to cheat or deceive practice or habit as he has a trick of winking a sly artifice by way of amusement the dexterous artifice of a juggler a parcel of cards falling to a winner at one round of play
  36.   To deceive to impose on to defraud to dress or adorn fantastically

Quotes of trick

  1. In every marriage more than a week old there are grounds for divorce The trick is to find and continue to find grounds for marriage – Robert Anderson
  2. When you have to play a character that seems to be a relatively decent person and seems to be like yourself I think the trick in that kind of character so that you don't become a cliche is to find where their weaknesses are – Jennifer Beals
  3. The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low – Richard Carlson
  4. I have the 'thing' worked out the trick or the surprise or the pivotal fact Then I just start somewhere and let the story work itself out – Lee Child
  5. Nothing so completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity himself than straightforward and simple integrity in another – Charles Caleb Colton
  6. Anyone can build a fast CPU The trick is to build a fast system – Seymoure Cray
  7. A lot of the people in San Francisco think of themselves as healers not just as people delivering this base service but giving their clients spiritual help It's almost like being an actor playing a different part for each trick – James Franco
  8. The trick with computers I think is to approach old and new things with the same reverence as you would like your favourite chair and not be seduced by the constant innovation otherwise you never do anything – Colin Greenwood
  9. It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus – Hesiod
  10. Think of all the really successful men and women you know Do you know a single one who didn't learn very young the trick of calling attention to himself in the right quarters – Storm Jameson
  11. The trick is the paradox turning your story inside out Now if it is something that appears to be of total normality and then suddenly turns inside out and is a different thing all together then that's fun to write – Nigel Kneale
  12. Going up the walls doing somersaults that trick took a couple of days – Donald O'Connor
  13. But when you have to resort to turntables trick lights flashing lights fire and all that you're actually saying I need this because what I do is not all that together – Buddy Rich
  14. The trick is growing up without growing old – Casey Stengel
  15. First off I don't want anyone to think I'm this huge thing in Japan Every group from here that's made any records over any length of time even indie bands have a Cheap Trick effect in Japan – Matthew Sweet

Usage examples for trick

  1. If one can do the trick then may it be possible for two or a dozen – The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley by James Otis
  2. Some trick I suppose – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  3. “ Tom replied the widow that's a sad trick you have of asking questions it's quite sufficient that it is mine and that I give it to you is it not – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat
  4. If Monferrand were not so badly compromised I should almost suspect some trick on his part – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  5. So you've said and I was about to say that if this turns out to be a trick you'll hear from us again and in a way you'll be sorry for ” – News from the Duchy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  6. But yuh hadn't ought to 'a' done a fool trick like that – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  7. It's some kind of a trick – Out Like a Light by Gordon Randall Garrett
  8. And Nellie up at the hut was trying to make her grandmother understand that all chance of the ghost trick being played again with success was out of the question – The Moving Finger A Trotting Christmas Eve at Warwingie Lost! The Loss of the "Vanity" Dick Stanesby's Hutkeeper The Yanyilla Steeplechase A Digger's Christmas by Mary Gaunt
  9. “ There's surely some trick in this I said to her – Weapons of Mystery by Joseph Hocking
  10. You were probably mistaken the light played you a trick I expect he said – The Man Who Knew by Edgar Wallace
  11. “ Alf I can't jest somehow make out that little trick – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  12. Well there was one trick he knew – The Defiant Agents by Andre Alice Norton
  13. But I'll do the trick yet – Tom Swift among the Fire Fighters or, Battling with Flames from the Air by Victor Appleton
  14. “ A little adhesive'll do the trick and then – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  15. It's a trick of some sort – Caves of Terror by Talbot Mundy
  16. The laugh's on me this time but just because I lost one trick don't think I don't know my business – The Amateur by Richard Harding Davis
  17. You are not angry with me for this silly trick – Peg Woffington by Charles Reade
  18. His trick didn't work out right – Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show by Laura Lee Hope
  19. “ I can't guess who would try such a trick said Sara in perplexity – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt

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