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play a joke/trick on sb

to ​confuse someone or ​causeproblem for them: I ​thought I ​heard something - my ears must have been ​playingtricks on me. Fate ​played a ​crueltrick on him when he was ​injured in his first ​game.
(Definition of play a joke/trick on sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “play a joke/trick on sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 迷惑, 捉弄…
in Chinese (Traditional) 迷惑, 捉弄…
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