Trick+or+deceive

  • 1 trick — ► NOUN 1) a cunning or skilful act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone. 2) a skilful act performed for entertainment. 3) an illusion: a trick of the light. 4) (before another noun ) intended to mystify or trick: a trick question. 5) a …

    English terms dictionary

  • 2 trick — [trik] n. [ME trik < NormFr trique < trikier < OFr trichier, to trick, cheat, prob. < VL * triccare, altered < ? LL tricare, to deceive, for L tricari, to make trouble < tricae, vexations, tricks < IE * treik < base * ter …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 trick — n 1 Trick, ruse, stratagem, maneuver, gambit, ploy, artifice, wile, feint are comparable when they mean an act or an expedient whereby one seeks to gain one s ends by indirection and ingenuity and often by cunning. Trick implies cheating or… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 trick — I noun antic, artifice, bunko, canard, caper, caprice, contrivance, deception, decoy, delusion, device, dodge, escapade, evasion, expedient, fake, false pretense, feint, fraud, gimmick, hoax, illusion, imposture, instinct, intrigue, knavery,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 trick — [n1] deceit ambush, artifice, blind, bluff, casuistry, cheat, chicanery, circumvention, con*, concealment, conspiracy, conundrum, cover, deception, decoy, delusion, device, disguise, distortion, dodge*, double dealing, duplicity, equivocation,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 deceive — de·ceive vb de·ceived, de·ceiv·ing vt: to cause to accept as true or valid what is false or invalid vi: to practice deceit compare defraud, mislead Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 Trick — Trick, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tricked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tricking}.] 1. To deceive by cunning or artifice; to impose on; to defraud; to cheat; as, to trick another in the sale of a horse. [1913 Webster] 2. To dress; to decorate; to set off; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 trick — (n.) early 15c., a cheat, a mean ruse, from O.N.Fr. trique trick, deceit, treachery, cheating, from trikier to deceive, to cheat, variant of O.Fr. trichier, probably from V.L. *triccare, from L. tricari be evasive, shuffle, from tricæ trifles,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 deceive — deceive, mislead, delude, beguile, betray, double crossmean to lead astray or into evil or to frustrate by under handedness or craft. A person or thing deceives one by leading one to take something false as true, something nonexistent as real,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 deceive — [v] mislead; be dishonest bamboozle*, beat, beat out of, beguile, betray, bilk, buffalo*, burn, cheat, circumvent, clip, con, cozen, cross up, defraud, delude, disappoint, double cross, dupe, ensnare, entrap, fake, falsify, fleece, fool, gouge,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 trick someone into/out of — deceive someone into doing or parting with. → trick …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 12 trick — tricker, n. trickingly, adv. /trik/, n. 1. a crafty or underhanded device, maneuver, stratagem, or the like, intended to deceive or cheat; artifice; ruse; wile. 2. an optical illusion: It must have been some visual trick caused by the flickering… …

    Universalium

  • 13 trick — [[t]trɪk[/t]] n. 1) a crafty or underhanded device, maneuver, or stratagem intended to deceive or cheat; artifice; ruse 2) a roguish or mischievous act; practical joke; prank 3) a clever or ingenious device or expedient; adroit technique: the… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 trick — I. noun Etymology: Middle English trikke, from Anglo French *trik, from trikier to deceive, cheat, from Vulgar Latin *triccare, alteration of Latin tricari to behave evasively, shuffle, from tricae complications, trifles Date: 15th century 1. a.… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 trick — n. & v. n. 1 an action or scheme undertaken to fool, outwit, or deceive. 2 an optical or other illusion (a trick of the light). 3 a special technique; a knack or special way of doing something. 4 a a feat of skill or dexterity. b an unusual… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 trick — trick1 S3 [trık] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(something that deceives somebody)¦ 2¦(joke)¦ 3¦(something that makes things appear different)¦ 4 a dirty/rotten/mean trick 5 do the trick 6¦(magic)¦ 7¦(clever method)¦ 8 use/try every trick in the book …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 trick — noun 1》 a cunning or skilful act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone.     ↘a mischievous practical joke.     ↘a skilful act performed for entertainment.     ↘an illusion: a trick of the light.     ↘[as modifier] intended to mystify or …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 trick — 1 noun (C) 1 DECEIVING SB something you do in order to deceive someone: He pretended to be ill, but it was just a trick . | a clever trick to cheat the authorities 2 dirty/rotten/mean trick an unkind or unfair thing to do: He didn t turn up? What …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 trick — [[t]trɪ̱k[/t]] ♦♦♦ tricks, tricking, tricked 1) N COUNT A trick is an action that is intended to deceive someone. We are playing a trick on a man who keeps bothering me. 2) VERB If someone tricks you, they deceive you, often in order to make you… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 trick — /trɪk / (say trik) noun 1. a crafty or fraudulent device, expedient, or proceeding; an artifice, stratagem, ruse, or wile. 2. a deceptive or illusory appearance; mere semblance. 3. a roguish or mischievous performance; prank: to play a trick on… …

    Australian English dictionary