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trick

noun [C] (ACT OF DECEIVING)    /trɪk/
B1 an action that is intended to deceive, either as a way of cheating someone, or as a joke or form of entertainment: She played a really nasty trick on me - she put syrup in my shampoo bottle! My niece was showing me all the tricks that she's learned to do with her new magic set. It's a bit of trick photography - she's meant to look like she's walking on water.Cheating and trickingPlotting and trapping be a trick of the light to be an effect caused by light, making something appear different: For a moment I thought you had a patch of grey hairs, but it's just a trick of the light.Emitting and casting light
(Definition of trick noun (ACT OF DECEIVING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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