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trick

noun [C]
 
 
/trɪk/
DECEIVE B1 something you do to deceive or cheat someone, or to make someone look stupid as a joke: a trick question I wasn't really ill - it was just a trick. My little brother liked to play tricks on me (= do things to deceive me as a joke).Cheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
METHOD B2 an effective way of doing something: What's the trick to pulling out this sofa bed?Ways of achieving things
MAGIC B1 something that is done to entertain people and that seems to be magic: a card trickCarnival, fairground and circus
→  See also hat trick , do the trick
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