You ditch worn out habits and routines— the same old group playing the same old games—for new toys and tricks, puns intended.
Every actor knows that there are tricks to landing an Emmy nomination.
Hanging with Rob Lowe on the set of a political film is an immersion in the tricks of the trade.
"You have to be a little faster, and you have to know some tricks" like moving with the model.
No second takes, no editing tricks, no clever camera angles.
The tricks he had learned in Scotland served him in good stead now.
Each one is suggesting all the time the use of the tricks of language which he has adopted.
Bernard, the yard-dog, is a lumbering old fellow, with no tricks.
It was another of his tricks, and he should not profane the church.
Yet her tricks are harmless, and she herself is full of kindness.'
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.