trick-or-treat
intransitive verb see trick or treat

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • trick or treat — v 1.) go trick or treating if children go trick or treating, they dress in ↑costumes and go from house to house on ↑Halloween saying trick or treat in order to get sweets 2.) the words that children say when they go trick or treating, to say that …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • trick or treat — trick′ or treat′ n. a Halloween custom in which children call on neighbors, local merchants, etc., to ask for a small treat, ritualistically threatening to play a trick if refused • Etymology: 1940–45 trick′ or treat′, v.i. trick′ or treat′er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • trick or treat! — ☆ trick or treat! traditional greeting used by a TRICK OR TREATER: orig. used with the meaning “give me a treat or I will play a trick on you!” * * * …   Universalium

  • trick or treat! — ☆ trick or treat! traditional greeting used by a TRICK OR TREATER: orig. used with the meaning “give me a treat or I will play a trick on you!” …   English World dictionary

  • trick or treat — noun singular a custom in which children visit your home at HALLOWEEN and say Trick or treat? as a way of asking for candy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • trick-or-treat — trick or treater, n. /trik euhr treet /, v.i. to become involved or take part in trick or treat. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • trick or treat — ► trick or treat chiefly N. Amer. a children s custom of calling at houses at Halloween with the threat of pranks if they are not given a small gift. Main Entry: ↑trick …   English terms dictionary

  • Trick... or Treat? — is a 2000 short film directed by Elizabeth Jarosz. It starred Valeria Girham, Pete Belistrieri and Tony Fugati …   Wikipedia

  • trick-or-treat — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ intransitive verb Etymology: trick or treat : to engage in trick or treat • trick or treater | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun * * * trick or treater, n. /trik euhr treet /, v.i. to become involved or take part in trick or treat …   Useful english dictionary

  • trick or treat — N UNCOUNT Trick or treat is an activity in which children knock on the doors of houses at Halloween and shout trick or treat . If the person who answers the door does not give the children a treat, such as sweets or candy, they play a trick on… …   English dictionary

  • Trick or Treat? — Single infobox Name = Trick or Treat? Artist = Engerica from Album = There Are No Happy Endings Released = September 8 2003 Format = CD Label = Wrath Records Producer = Last single = This single = Trick or Treat? (2003) Next single = The Smell… …   Wikipedia

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