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English definition of “trick-or-treating”

trick-or-treating

noun [U]    
an activity in which children dress up in frightening or strange clothes on Halloween (= 31 October ) and visit people's homes to demand sweets or a small amount of money Children's gamesCelebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals go trick-or-treating If children go trick-or-treating, they visit people's houses on Halloween to ask for sweets .Children's gamesCelebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals
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