trick out

trick up

  1. (tr, adverb) to dress up; deck out: tricked out in frilly dresses

Words Nearby trick out

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How to use trick out in a sentence

  • If I tried a trick out of turn, I might foozle and lose prestige.

    Hearts and Masks | Harold MacGrath
  • He was angry because you seemed to snub him; and you made him feel his vulgarity, and so he devised this trick out of revenge.

  • Stragglers from the age of reason are set down to trick out simpering angels.

    Art | Clive Bell
  • Next morning each housewife gets up early to decorate her house and trick out herself and her children.

    Concerning Animals and Other Matters | E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
  • Andrew shrugged his shoulders, a French trick out of harmony with his British uniform.

    The Mountebank | William J. Locke

Other Idioms and Phrases with trick out

trick out

Ornament or adorn, especially ostentatiously or garishly, as in She was all tricked out in beads and fringe and what-have-you. This term uses trick in the sense of “dress up” or “decorate,” a usage dating from about 1500. [Early 1700s]

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