trick


trick
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noun
1 deception
ADJECTIVE
cheap, cruel, dirty, mean, nasty

The press accused the president of dirty tricks in his election campaign.

stupid
funny
little
con (informal), confidence (both BrE)
VERB + TRICK
play, pull, try, use

We decided to play a little trick on the teacher.

fall for

She won't fall for such a stupid trick.

know, learn

He's learned a trick or two in his time working in the tax office.

TRICK + VERB
work
TRICK + NOUN
question
PHRASES
a trick of the light

A trick of the light made it look like she was pregnant.

a trick or two

I could teach him a trick or two (= show him a better way to do things).

every trick in the book (= all methods, honest or not)
2 clever way of doing sth that works well
ADJECTIVE
special
clever, good, neat

Another neat trick is to add lemon peel to the water.

handy, nifty (informal), useful
old

He used the old trick of attacking in order to defend himself.

real

The real trick is predicting the market two years down the line.

PREPOSITION
trick for

a trick for getting out red wine stains

trick to

There's no trick to it—you just need lots of practice.

PHRASES
have a trick up your sleeve (= a plan to use if necessary)

I have a few tricks up my sleeve.

the trick is to … 

The trick is to keep your body still and your arms relaxed.

the tricks of the trade
3 skilled act
ADJECTIVE
clever, difficult
simple
card, conjuring, disappearing, magic
parlour/parlor (old-fashioned, esp. AmE), party
camera
rhetorical

These rhetorical tricks are common in political speeches.

accounting

the kinds of accounting tricks that get CEOs into trouble

VERB + TRICK
do, employ, perform

Very few camera tricks are employed.

learn
teach sb
TRICK + VERB
work
TRICK + NOUN
photography
PHRASES
(you can't) teach an old dog new tricks (= it is difficult to make people change their ideas, etc.)
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verb
Trick is used with these nouns as the object: ↑way
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adj.
Trick is used with these nouns: ↑photography, ↑question, ↑shot

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  • trick — trick …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • trick — ou tric [ trik ] n. m. • 1773; angl. trick « ruse, stratagème », du norm. trikier (→ tricher) ♦ Jeu Au whist, au bridge, La septième levée, qui est la première (après le « devoir ») à compter un point. ⊗ HOM. Trique. ● trick nom masculin (mot… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • trick — [trik] n. [ME trik < NormFr trique < trikier < OFr trichier, to trick, cheat, prob. < VL * triccare, altered < ? LL tricare, to deceive, for L tricari, to make trouble < tricae, vexations, tricks < IE * treik < base * ter …   English World dictionary

  • Trick 77 — Trick 17 wird im Sprachgebrauch als Beschreibung eines Lösungweges bei Problemen verwandt. Einerseits werden damit Lösungwege bezeichnet, die originell oder ungewöhnlich sind. Eine solche Lösung kann jedoch nur bei Erfolg Trick 17 genannt werden …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Trick — Trick, n. [D. trek a pull, or drawing, a trick, trekken to draw; akin to LG. trekken, MHG. trecken, trechen, Dan. tr[ae]kke, and OFries. trekka. Cf. {Track}, {Trachery}, {Trig}, a., {Trigger}.] 1. An artifice or stratagem; a cunning contrivance;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trick 17 — wird im Sprachgebrauch als Beschreibung eines Lösungsweges bei Problemen verwendet. Einerseits werden damit Lösungswege bezeichnet, die originell oder ungewöhnlich sind. Eine solche Lösung kann jedoch nur bei Erfolg Trick 17 genannt werden, da… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • trick — ► NOUN 1) a cunning or skilful act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone. 2) a skilful act performed for entertainment. 3) an illusion: a trick of the light. 4) (before another noun ) intended to mystify or trick: a trick question. 5) a …   English terms dictionary

  • Trick — may refer to: * Trick (film), a 1999 American movie * Trick (TV series), a Japanese TV/movie series * Trick, an illusion or act of misdirection, especially a magic trick * Confidence trick, an attempt to intentionally mislead a person or persons… …   Wikipedia

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