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trick

noun [C]  /trɪk/ us  

trick noun [C] (ACT OF DECEIVING)

an action intended to deceive, either as a way of cheating someone or as a joke or form of entertainment: He showed us some card tricks.trick or treat Trick or treat is what children say on Halloween , when they dress to look frightening or amusing and visit people’s homes to ask for candy: Are your kids too old for trick or treating (= visiting people’s homes to ask for candy)?

trick noun [C] (METHOD)

a quick or effective way of doing something: What’s the trick to pulling out this sofa bed?

trick

adjective [not gradable]  /trɪk/ us  

trick adjective [not gradable] (WEAK)

(of a part of the body, esp. a joint) sometimes feeling weak suddenly and unexpectedly: I’ve had a trick knee ever since I played football.

trick

verb [T]  /trɪk/ us  

trick verb [T] (DECEIVE)

to make someone believe something that is not true, or to persuade someone to do something based on a false understanding of the facts: She tricked me into telling her what I was up to.
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