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Another word for trick

  1. An indirect, usually cunning means of gaining an end

      1. The act or an instance of swindling or cheating; a deception.
      1. A playful or mischievous act; a prank:
      2. An underhanded act or deceitful remark:
      1. A stratagem or trick intended to deceive or ensnare.
      2. A disarming or seductive manner, device, or procedure:
      3. To influence or lead by means of wiles; entice:
      1. Deception used to achieve an end:
      2. A deceptive stratagem or device:
      1. A scheme or maneuver designed to achieve an objective, as in surprising an enemy or deceiving someone.
      2. The devising or execution of such schemes or maneuvers:
      1. Deftness; dexterity.
      2. A clever or skillful trick or deception; an artifice or stratagem.
      1. A crafty stratagem; a subterfuge.
      1. An action calculated to frustrate an opponent or gain an advantage indirectly or deviously; a maneuver:
      1. A movement or combination of movements involving skill and dexterity:
      2. A controlled change in movement or direction of a moving vehicle or vessel, as in the flight path of an aircraft.
      3. A strategic or tactical military or naval movement.
      1. Any of various lively dances in triple time.
      2. The music for such a dance.
      3. A joke or trick. Used chiefly in the phrase The jig is up.
      1. The act or instance of engaging in deception under an assumed name or identity.
      1. A device employed to cheat, deceive, or trick, especially a mechanism for the secret and dishonest control of gambling apparatus.
      2. An innovative or unusual mechanical contrivance; a gadget.
      3. An innovative stratagem or scheme employed especially to promote a project:
      1. A military attack or maneuver that is meant to divert attention away from a planned point of attack.
      2. A body movement that is intended to divert another's attention, often by being deliberately left uncompleted:
      3. A deceptive action calculated to divert attention from one's real purpose.
      1. To avoid (a blow, for example) by moving or shifting quickly aside.
      2. To evade (an obligation, for example) by cunning, trickery, or deceit:
      3. To blunt or reduce the intensity of (a section of a photograph) by shading during the printing process.
      1. A contrivance or invention serving a particular purpose, especially a machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks.
      2. A literary contrivance, such as parallelism or personification, used to achieve a particular effect.
      3. A decorative design, figure, or pattern, as one used in embroidery.
      1. The use of deceit.
      2. The fact or state of being deceived.
      3. A ruse; a trick.
      1. Deception or trickery:
      2. Something contrived or made up to achieve an end, especially by deceiving; a stratagem or ruse:
      3. Cleverness or ingenuity in making or doing something; art or skill:
  2. The proper method for doing, using, or handling something

      1. To fasten from above with no support from below; suspend:
      2. To suspend or fasten so as to allow free movement at or about the point of suspension:
      3. To execute by hanging:
      1. A special talent or skill, especially one difficult to explain or teach:
      2. A tendency or pattern of behavior:
      3. A clever trick.
      1. To perceive through the sense of touch:
      2. To perceive as a physical sensation:
      3. To touch:
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  3. A clever, dexterous act

  4. A limited, often assigned period of activity, duty, or opportunity

      1. To look or observe attentively or carefully; be closely observant:
      2. To look and wait expectantly or in anticipation:
      3. To act as a spectator; look on:
      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. A trip with visits to various places of interest for business, pleasure, or instruction.
      2. A group organized for such a trip or for a shorter sightseeing excursion.
      3. A brief trip to or through a place for the purpose of seeing it:
      1. A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future.
      2. An interval separating two points on this continuum; a duration:
      3. A number, as of years, days, or minutes, representing such an interval:
      1. To lengthen, widen, or distend:
      2. To cause to extend from one place to another or across a given space:
      3. To make taut; tighten:
      1. To be frugal or economical in providing something; hold back:
      2. To stop or desist.
      3. To restrict (someone) in what is provided or allowed:
      1. To name or write in order the letters constituting (a word).
      2. To constitute the letters of (a word):
      3. To add up to; signify:
      1. To exchange (one thing) for another of the same class:
      2. To move or transfer from one place or position to another.
      3. To alter (position or place).
      1. One of nine divisions or periods of a regulation game, in which each team has a turn at bat as limited by three outs.
      2. The division or period of a cricket game during which one team is at bat.
      3. An opportunity to act or speak out; a chance for accomplishment.
      1. To fasten, connect, or attach:
      2. To move or raise by pulling or jerking:
      3. To get (a ride) by hitchhiking:
      1. To move or travel; proceed:
      2. To move away from a place; depart:
      3. To pursue a certain course:
      1. A contest between antagonists; a match:
      2. A period of time spent in a particular way; a spell:
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  1. To cause to accept what is false, especially by trickery or misrepresentation

      1. A five-card poker hand containing four cards in the same suit.
      1. To be in possession of:
      2. To possess as a characteristic, quality, or function:
      3. To possess or contain as a constituent part:
      1. To deceive or dupe; hoodwink.
      2. To confuse; bewilder.
      1. The act or an instance of swindling or cheating; a deception.
      1. To lead in the wrong direction.
      2. To give a wrong impression or lead toward a wrong conclusion, especially by intentionally deceiving.
      1. Something intended to deceive; a hoax or fraud.
      2. A person who claims to be other than what he or she is; an impostor.
      3. Nonsense; rubbish.
      1. To deceive or swindle by deception.
      2. To blindfold.
      3. To conceal.
      1. One who is deficient in judgment, sense, or understanding.
      2. One who acts unwisely on a given occasion:
      3. One who has been tricked or made to appear ridiculous; a dupe:
      1. A person who is easily deceived or is used to carry out the designs of another.
      2. To deceive (an unwary person).
      1. To betray by acting in contradiction to a prior agreement.
      2. An act of betraying an ally, friend, or associate.
      3. A cross in which each parent is the product of a single cross. It can be represented as AB x CD, where A, B, C, and D are inbred lines.
      1. To cause to hold a false belief; deceive thoroughly:
      2. To elude or evade.
      3. To frustrate the hopes or plans of.
      1. To cause to believe what is not true; mislead.
      2. To catch by guile; ensnare.
      3. To practice deceit.
      1. To mislead by means of a petty trick or fraud; deceive.
      2. To persuade or induce to do something by cajoling or wheedling.
      3. To obtain by deceit or persuasion.
      1. To engage in a false display of confidence or aggression in order to deceive or intimidate someone:
      2. To make a display of aggression, as by charging or baring the teeth, as a means of intimidating another animal.
      3. To try to mislead opponents in a card game by heavy betting on a poor hand or by little or no betting on a good one.
      1. To give aid or information to an enemy of; commit treason against:
      2. To inform upon or deliver into the hands of an enemy in violation of a trust or allegiance:
      3. To be false or disloyal to:
      1. To deceive by guile or charm:
      2. To deprive (someone) of something by guile or deceit; cheat:
      3. To distract the attention of; divert:
  1. So weak or defective as to be liable to fail

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  1. To dress in formal or special clothing

Another word for trick

  1. A deceit

  2. A prank

      1. A mischievous trick played on a person, especially one that causes the victim to experience embarrassment, indignity, or discomfort.
      1. An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
      2. Such activities considered as a group:
      3. A usually challenging activity undertaken for amusement:
      1. A playful or frivolous mood or manner:
      2. A playful remark; a witticism or joke.
      3. A playful or amusing act; a prank.
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  3. A practical method or expedient

      1. The knowledge and skill required to do something correctly.
      1. Ease in moving, acting, or doing:
      2. An ability or talent; an aptitude:
      3. A building, room, array of equipment, or a number of such things, designed to serve a particular function:
      1. Proficiency, facility, or dexterity that is acquired or developed through training or experience:
      2. A developed talent or ability:
      3. An art, trade, or technique, particularly one requiring use of the hands or body:
  4. A round of cards

      1. To move with short sliding steps, without or barely lifting the feet:
      2. To dance casually with sliding and tapping steps.
      3. To shift from position to position or move from place to place:
      1. Being such that every part of the surface or the circumference is equidistant from the center:
      2. Moving in or forming a circle.
      3. Shaped like a cylinder; cylindrical.
      1. The terminal part of the human arm located below the forearm, used for grasping and holding and consisting of the wrist, palm, four fingers, and an opposable thumb.
      2. A homologous or similar part in other animals, as the terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates.
      3. A unit of length equal to 4 inches (10.2 centimeters), used especially to specify the height of a horse.
      1. To give out in shares or portions; apportion:
      2. To distribute (playing cards) among players.
      3. To give (a specific card) to a player while so distributing.
      1. One who is deficient in judgment, sense, or understanding.
      2. One who acts unwisely on a given occasion:
      3. One who has been tricked or made to appear ridiculous; a dupe:
      1. To surpass in cleverness or cunning; outsmart:
      1. A person who is easily deceived or is used to carry out the designs of another.
      2. To deceive (an unwary person).