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pranknoun [C]

uk   us   /præŋk/
a ​trick that is ​intended to be ​funny but not to ​causeharm or ​damage: When I was at ​school we were always playing pranks onourteachers. I've had enough of ​your childish pranks.

prankverb [I or T]

uk   us   /præŋk/
to ​play a ​trick on someone that is ​intended to be ​funny but not to ​causeharm or ​damage: He ​finallyrealized he'd been pranked.
pranking
noun [U] uk   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 ​lookfoolish: 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 Spanish travesura, broma…
in Vietnamese trò chơi khăm…
in Malaysian usikan…
in Thai เล่ห์กระเท่ห์…
in French farce, tour…
in German der Streich…
in Chinese (Simplified) 胡闹,玩笑,恶作剧…
in Turkish muziplik, şaka, oyun…
in Russian выходка, проделка…
in Indonesian gurauan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 胡鬧,玩笑,惡作劇…
in Polish psikus…
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