- the group or set of cards played and won in one round.
- a point or scoring unit.
- a card that is a potential winner.Compare honor trick.
- a prostitute's customer.
- a sexual act between a prostitute and a customer.
- a preliminary sketch of a coat of arms.
- engraver's trick.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for trick
Origin of trick
synonym study for trick
OTHER WORDS FROM tricktricker, nountrick·ing·ly, adverbouttrick, verb (used with object)un·tricked, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for trick
For every experiment he could think of, nature seemed to have a clever trick up its sleeve to hide any evidence of absolute motion.When Einstein Tilted at Windmills - Issue 93: Forerunners|Amanda Gefter|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
There are a wide range of tips and tricks out there, and I tried the most popular ones so I could definitively say which work, and which ones are just fogged up.The best ways to stop a mask from fogging up your glasses, ranked|Sandra Gutierrez G.|November 18, 2020|Popular Science
I guess I don’t really like things where there’s a trick to solving it.
As someone who’s best upside-down tricks are always on or near the floor, I knew it would be my jam.Know Your Flow: The Good Sh*t Guide to Pole Passions|Eugene Robinson|November 12, 2020|Ozy
Submitting certain materials to magnetic and electrical fields, or some combination of these forces, also does the trick in some cases.How materials you’ve never heard of could clean up air conditioning|James Temple|November 12, 2020|MIT Technology Review
This can be associated with the idea of the dead as tricking those and hurting those who have hurt them.
Williams raised the end of a white hospital sheet to dab at the tears tricking down from behind his dark glasses.Strangers Rally to Help Blind Man Keep His Guide Dog|Michael Daly|December 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Riley eventually secured freedom for his men by tricking a slave-owner.
Flemmi seemed to be suggesting that Bulger was somehow tricking him into becoming an informant for the FBI.
She's a brick, and I feel so guiltily aware of tricking her.Jane Journeys On|Ruth Comfort Mitchell
I supposed that his word would be worthless as a pledge and would be given only for the purpose of tricking me.The Iron Puddler|James J. Davis
He then stoop'd in the Shoulders, and hobbled in walking; but by tricking him up, they gave him that good Air which he wanted.The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume I|Karl Ludwig von Pllnitz
I saw how good you were; and in that taxi going to Torrington Square I felt mean as dirt for tricking you.The Second Latchkey|Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
The town was tricking out its neglected decay with great trailing robes of roses.Bonaventure|George Washington Cable
British Dictionary definitions for trick
- a mischievous, malicious, or humorous action or plan; jokethe boys are up to their tricks again
- (as modifier)a trick spider
- a batch of cards containing one from each player, usually played in turn and won by the player or side that plays the card with the highest value
- a card that can potentially win a trick
Derived forms of tricktricker, nountrickless, adjective
Word Origin for trick
Idioms and Phrases with trick
In addition to the idioms beginning with trick
- trick or treat
- trick out
- tricks of the trade
- bag of tricks
- confidence game (trick)
- dirty tricks
- do the trick
- hat trick
- how's tricks
- not miss a trick
- teach an old dog new tricks
- that does it (the trick)
- turn a trick
- up to one's old tricks