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English definition of “trick-or-treating”

trick-or-treating

noun [U] uk   us  
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 moneygo trick-or-treating If children go trick-or-treating, they visit people's houses on Halloween to ask for sweets.
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