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pranknoun [C]

uk   /præŋk/ us   /præŋk/
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.

prankverb [I or T]

uk   /præŋk/ us   /præŋk/
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   /ˈpræŋ.kɪŋ/
It was just harmless pranking.
(Definition of prank from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pranknoun [C]

us   /præŋk/
a trick that is intended to be amusing and often to make someone look foolish: She’s always playing pranks on her little brother.
(Definition of prank from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prank”
in Vietnamese trò chơi khăm…
in Spanish broma, travesura…
in Malaysian usikan…
in Thai เล่ห์กระเท่ห์…
in French farce, tour…
in German der Streich…
in Chinese (Traditional) 胡鬧,玩笑,惡作劇…
in Russian выходка, проделка…
in Turkish muziplik, şaka, oyun…
in Chinese (Simplified) 胡闹,玩笑,恶作剧…
in Indonesian gurauan…
in Polish psikus…
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