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1trick/ˈtrɪk/noun
pluraltricks
1trick
/ˈtrɪk/
noun
pluraltricks
Learner's definition of TRICK  
[count]
: an action that is meant to deceive someone
— see also dirty tricks
: something done to surprise or confuse someone and to make other people laugh
: a clever and skillful action that someone performs to entertain or amuse people
: a clever and effective way of doing something
: something that causes confusion or that makes something seem different from what it actually is
: the cards that are played in one round of a card game
US, informal : a sex act performed by a prostitute

do the trick

informal
: to produce a desired result: to solve a problem

every trick in the book

◊ If you try every trick in the book, you do everything you can to achieve something.

never/not miss a trick

informal
: to notice everything: to always know what is happening

trick of the/your trade

— see 1trade

up to your (old) tricks

informal
◊ If you are up to your (old) tricks, you are doing the kind of dishonest things that you have done in the past.

you can't teach an old dog new tricks

— see 1dog
— see also hat tricktrick or treat
2trick/ˈtrɪk/verb
trickstrickedtricking
2trick
/ˈtrɪk/
verb
trickstrickedtricking
Learner's definition of TRICK  
[+ object]
: to deceive (someone)

trick into

[phrasal verb]
trick (someone or something) into (something) 
: to use a trick to make (someone or something) do (something)

trick out

[phrasal verb]
trick (someone) out : to dress (someone or yourself) in an unusual way— usually + in
trick (something) out or trick out (something) : to decorate (something)— usually + with

trick out of

[phrasal verb]
trick (someone) out of (something) 
: to use a trick to get (something) from (someone)
3trick/ˈtrɪk/adjective
3trick
/ˈtrɪk/
adjective
Learner's definition of TRICK  
always used before a noun
: using methods that are meant to deceive someone
: done in a clever or entertaining way
US : weak and tending to fail suddenly
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