The trick is figuring out how to escape that path, or barring that, minimize the aftereffects of past cruelties and abuses.
They employ every trick to attain real power, though it is not absolute.
In one terrifying 1935 performance, Hardeen was trapped in the trick for over three minutes.
Perhaps an elementary school student bringing a gun to class will do the trick.
The story that did the trick, Salinger told a friend in a letter, was called "A Male Goodbye."
There are very many things which I cannot do, but there are also one or two which I have the trick of.
Why shouldn't I curse a God who could serve me such a trick?
Gustave, show the good doctor how you go about it when papa lets you do the trick.
At last the monkey thought of a trick by which he would be able to get a drink.
No, you mustnt, said the boy; Ive found out how to do the trick now.
early 15c., "a cheat, a mean ruse," from Old North French trique "trick, deceit, treachery, cheating," from trikier "to deceive, to cheat," variant of Old French trichier, probably from Vulgar Latin *triccare, from Latin tricari "be evasive, shuffle," from tricæ "trifles, nonsense, a tangle of difficulties," of unknown origin.
Meaning "a roguish prank" is recorded from 1580s; sense of "the art of doing something" is first attested 1610s. Meaning "prostitute's client" is first attested 1915; earlier it was U.S. slang for "a robbery" (1865). Trick-or-treat is recorded from 1942.
1590s, from trick (v.). Related: Tricked; tricking. An earlier sense of "to dress, adorn" (c.1500) is perhaps a different word entirely.