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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 moneyChildren'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
(Definition of trick-or-treating noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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