Trick synonyms

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The act or instance of engaging in deception under an assumed name or identity.
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Something that deceives, as an illusion, or is meant to deceive, as a fraud
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A set of drums together with various other percussion instruments, as cymbals and woodblocks, played by one person as in a jazz or dance band
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The definition of conundrum is a situation where there is no clear right answer or no good solution.
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A person or institution acting as the public face of some other, covert group.
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A deceit
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One who assumes a false pose; an impostor.
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Something that has been established or accepted by fraudulent means.
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The definition of forgery is the act of making a false signature, a copy of a painting or of other document.
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The use of equivocal language.
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Act of one who feigns; fakery; deceit.
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A trick or deceitful act.
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A swindle in which the mark, or victim, is defrauded after his or her trust has been won.
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To play the fool; to trifle; to toy; to spend time in idle sport or mirth.
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The definition of a ruse is a trick.
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A hidden means of gaining an unfair advantage in a computer game, often by entering a cheat code.
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The definition of a cover is something that goes over, rests on the surface or provides a place to hide.
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A false show; sham
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A strategic maneuver that uses some clever means to avoid detection or capture
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An artificial bird or animal, or sometimes a trained live one, used to lure game to a place where it can be shot
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An intriguing; secret or underhanded plotting
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(Countable) That which is fabricated; a falsehood
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Duplicity or deceit; treachery.
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(Soccer) Move meant to deceive an opposing player, used for gaining advantage when dribbling an opponent.
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A trick, as one designed or performed by a stage magician, appearing to defy ordinary physical laws
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The power of inventing; ingenuity or creativity
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Subterfuge is defined as a plan or action to hide what you’re doing.
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A visible or audible effect of such an alteration, such as the warping of an image or noise in an audio recording.
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A false belief that is resistant to confrontation with actual facts.
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An ambush is defined as a surprise attack by someone, or something that was hidden.
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Any of a set of spiraled wires or of lengths of gut, strung across the bottom of a snare drum for added vibration
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Something, such as a window shade or a Venetian blind, that hinders vision or shuts out light.
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The act of eluding or avoiding, particularly the pressure of an argument, accusation, charge, or interrogation; artful means of eluding.
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A measured area of land; a lot.
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The hiding or placement of an object out of notice or sight.
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Deliberate, often calculated, disregard for trust or faith.
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An instance of swindling.
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Hiding one's feelings or purposes.
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The quality or state of being twofold or double.
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The definition of a pretense is a false impression, a false claim or an attempt to make a falsehood appear true.
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Lack of accuracy or truth; falsity; deception
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Knowingly false statement or wilful misrepresentation
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The crime of willfully and knowingly making a false statement about a material fact while under oath.
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Disguise is defined as a costume that hides your identity.
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(Linguistics) A situation in which different phonological or grammatical rules lead to similar or related outcomes.
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A crafty scheme or cunning design for the accomplishment of a sinister end.
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The act of evading by going around (bypassing).
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An evasion of the main point as by emphasizing some petty detail; cavil
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The art of dressing up; artifice; stratagem; fraud; imposture.
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(Games) A bridge or whist hand without trumps.
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The use of clever but tricky talk or action to deceive, evade, etc., as in legal dealings
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An image or representation.
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The definition of maneuver is a careful and skillful move or series of moves or a scheme or plot that requires skill to carry out.
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A false front, or removable ornamental covering.
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(Obs.) An impostor; cheat
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A fraud or swindle.
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A sensation experienced in touching something with a characteristic texture:
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Alternative form of phony.
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Something offered to allure or attract; an inducement, especially to buy.
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The buildings, fixtures, and equipment, including machinery, tools, and instruments, necessary for an industrial operation or an institution:
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A single occasion; a time:
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(Slang) A thing or object. Any thing or object being called attention to with emphasis, as in "this sucker".
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(Informal) A thing, an unspecified or unidentified object.
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(US, dated) The card game poker.
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A trial or test period, especially of a ship or aircraft
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Alternative spelling of sellout.
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The area or structure on a vessel from which the vessel is conned.
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(Slang) sexual intercourse
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(Idiomatic) One or more unpleasant tasks, assignments, or employment duties, especially those of a disreputable or illicit nature.
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A deceit
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A deceit
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(Archaic) Someone or something that is ridiculed; the target of a joke.
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An object of mockery, jest, or play:
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A mischievous trick played on a person, especially one that causes the victim to experience embarrassment, indignity, or discomfort.
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An art, trade, or technique, particularly one requiring use of the hands or body:
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An ability or talent; an aptitude:
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Alternative spelling of know-how.
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(Sports) In some sports, e.g. golf or showjumping: one complete way around the course.
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A short sliding step or movement, or a walk characterized by such steps.
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To dupe is to trick or deceive someone.
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To surpass in cleverness or cunning; outsmart:
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Any of a genus (Lunaria) of plants of the crucifer family, with purple and white flowers and large, flat, oval pods; esp., a plant (L. annua) whose pods are used in winter bouquets
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Sincerity; integrity:
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The definition of veracity is truthfulness or accuracy.
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The definition of a lie is a false statement.
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(Informal) Something not to be taken seriously; a triviality:
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A skill, talent, or capacity:
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Orderly arrangement of parts or steps to accomplish an end:
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(Archaic) To catch by guile; ensnare.
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The definition of a device is a tool or technique used to do a task.
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Anything that tricks or mystifies; deceptive or secret device
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A joke or trick. Used chiefly in the phrase The jig is up.
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An action calculated to frustrate an opponent or gain an advantage indirectly or deviously; a maneuver:
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Dexterous practice; dexterity; skill.
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The definition of a stretch is a long, unbroken period of time or distance.
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(Uncountable, with possessive) A person's youth or young adulthood, as opposed to the present day.
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A turn or shift of work; esp., a period of duty or military service at a single place
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A fit or a period of giddiness.
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(Nautical) Any of the periods of time, usually four hours, into which the day aboard ship is divided and during which a part of the crew is assigned to duty.
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To make known unintentionally:
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The definition of cozen is to cheat, or make someone believe something that isn't true.
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To fool, as by false promises or wrong notions; mislead; deceive; trick
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To betray by acting in contradiction to a prior agreement.
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The definition of hoodwink is to trick or deceive someone.
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To accidentally or intentionally confuse.
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To receive into your home for the purpose of processing for a fee.
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To confuse; bewilder.
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(--- Informal) To get the better of, especially by trickery or deception:
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(Stud Poker) To bluff when one holds four cards of the same suit (four flush) instead of the five in a true flush
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The opposite of dependable
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An indirect, usually cunning means of gaining an end
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(Countable, singular and plural) An instrument or condition for attaining a purpose.
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(Slang) Incriminating information or evidence:
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Something that has been made or done; result of a specific kind of activity or way of working [to have dental work done, skillful brushwork]
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A clever, dexterous act
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Persuasive, effective, and cogent:
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The application of general principles of ethics to specific problems of right and wrong in conduct, in order to solve or clarify them
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(Usually in the plural) A trick or stratagem practiced for ensnaring or deception; a sly, insidious artifice
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A scheme or maneuver designed to achieve an objective, as in surprising an enemy or deceiving someone.
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The strength or force of one's position:
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(Uncountable) Trickery, games; skulduggery. To "call", "claim" or "declare" shenanigans is to rhetorically label something as officially deceitful, improper, or otherwise incorrect.
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A grotesque performer or clown.
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Any of a genus (Capparis) of trees and shrubs of the caper family, esp. a prickly, trailing Mediterranean bush (C. spinosa) whose tiny, green flower buds are pickled and used to flavor sauces, etc.
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A playful trick; prank
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A romp, frolic, some fun.
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A practical joke or mischievous trick.
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A mischievous act
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A quality of an object experienced by touch.
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A clever expedient or way of doing something
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(Computing) An instance of ceasing to respond to input devices.
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A relatively rare or difficult accomplishment.
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One that stunts.
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A period of something, usually painful or unpleasant
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An attempt; an effort:
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A hobble or limp:
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(Baseball, Cricket) The period of play in which a team has a turn at bat, completed in baseball by three outs and in cricket by ten outs
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The act of shifting from one person, place, position, etc. to another; change; transfer; substitution
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(Australian) A period of rest.
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To beguile is defined as to deceive someone in a cunning way or to enchant someone and make him become attracted to you.
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Skillful in accomplishing a purpose, especially by the use of cunning or craft.
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The definition of captious is a statement made for the purpose of creating an argument, or fond of finding the mistakes of others.
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Not direct or to the point.
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Not straightforward; shifty:
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Resulting from or marked by a lack of honesty.
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(Usage Problem) Unaware or uninformed; naive.
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Given to or marked by deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech.
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(Slang) Attractive, stylish, etc.; specif., sexually attractive
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Clever, resourceful, original, and inventive
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Simple; artless; naive; without guile
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The definition of insidious is something or someone who works in a subtle or sly way, or in an intent to trap.
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Having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate:
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Of, like, or characterized by the political principles and methods of expediency, craftiness, and duplicity set forth in Machiavelli's book, The Prince; crafty, deceitful, etc.
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Distinguished by frequent changes in direction:
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Characterized by, exhibiting, or requiring skill:
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Dexterous in performing an action, so as to escape notice; nimble; skillful; cautious; shrewd; knowing; "” in a good sense.
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Crafty or sly; devious.
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Not straightforward; circuitous; devious:
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A method of cheating somebody by winning their confidence and inducing them to hand over money (other valuables).
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Something that is a means to an end, especially when based on self-interest:
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(Countable, bridge) A technique which allows one to promote tricks based on a favorable position of one or more cards in the hands of the opponent.
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(Chess) An opening in which a pawn or other piece is sacrificed to get an advantage in position
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A trick performed by a magician or juggler; sleight-of-hand.
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The practice of manipulating or the state of being manipulated.
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Something that is peculiar, as a trait or habit
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The property of being or appearing roguish.
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(Countable) An ornate medieval illusion dish or table decoration, especially when made from one thing but crafted to look like another.
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Plural form of wile
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To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.
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Bait is defined as to tempt someone or something.
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To cheat or swindle; defraud
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To elicit or obtain by flattery, gentle pleading, or insincere language:
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To grasp mentally: perceive and understand. transl. [from 16th c.]
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To plan and arrange the colors, furnishings, etc. of
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To take something from by fraud; swindle:
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(Military, intransitive) To arrange in exact continuity of line, as soldiers; commonly to adjust to a straight line and at proper distance; to align. Sometimes an imperative command.
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(Informal) To get, arrange, or maneuver by cleverness, persuasion, etc., or esp. by craftiness, trickery, etc.
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To repair (boots) with new front upper leather, or to piece the upper fronts of.
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To restrain someone's speech by blocking his or her mouth.
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To deceive or cheat.
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The definition of hornswoggle is slang and means to trick or deceive.
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To obtain through guile or cunning
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To make fun of; mock
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To tamper with or falsify for personal gain:
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To employ a pretext, which involves using a false or contrived purpose for soliciting the gain of something else.
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To defraud or embezzle.
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To make or keep secret. [from late 16th c.]
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(Idiomatic) To begin; to cause; to initiate.
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Spoof is to imitate someone and exaggerate his features to be funny, or to play a trick on someone.
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To make someone a victim or sacrifice.
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The state of being frank; candour; honesty.
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Unawareness (of)
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A failure to understand; mistake of meaning or intention
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The state or quality of being serious.
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fool
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A remarkable act carried out purportedly by magical means but actually by trickery or illusion, generally as a form of entertainment.
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an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
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A specific ritual or procedure associated with supernatural magic or with mysticism; a spell. [from 14th c.]
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The act or art of conjuring.
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The working of supernatural miracles; magic
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A deceptive outward appearance.
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An exploiter of people.
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A pimp
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(Informal) Used frequently to form an idea personified John Bull, John Barleycorn (see derivations below).
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deceive somebody
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deceive somebody
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deceive somebody
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(Obs.) To cheat; trick; deceive
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deceive somebody
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deceive somebody
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Synonym Study

  • Wile , often used in the plural, implies the use of allurements or beguilement to ensnare used all his wiles and cunning to close the deal
  • Artifice stresses inventiveness or ingenuity in the contrivance of an expedient, trick, etc. artifices employed to circumvent the tax laws
  • Maneuver , while specifically applicable to military tactics, in general use suggests the shrewd manipulation of persons or situations to suit one's purposes a political maneuver
  • A stratagem is a more or less complicated ruse, by means of which one attempts to outwit or entrap an enemy or antagonist military stratagems
  • Ruse applies to that which is contrived as a blind for one's real intentions or for the truth her apparent illness was merely a ruse to gain time
  • Trick is the common word for an action or device in which ingenuity and cunning are used to outwit others and implies deception either for fraudulent purposes or as a prank
Find another word for trick. In this page you can discover 230 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for trick, like: imposture, deception, trap, conundrum, front, fakeroo, fraud, hoax, forgery, equivocation and feigning.