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prank

noun [C] uk   /præŋk/ us  
a trick that is intended to be funny but not to cause harm or damage: When I was at school we were always playing pranks on our teachers. I've had enough of your childish pranks.

prank

verb [I or T] uk   /præŋk/ us  
to play a trick on someone that is intended to be funny but not to cause harm or damage: He finally realized he'd been pranked.
pranking
noun [U] uk   /ˈpræŋ.kɪŋ/ us  
It was just harmless pranking.
(Definition of prank from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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