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Definition of Trick


  1. An artifice or stratagem; a cunning contrivance; a sly procedure, usually with a dishonest intent; as, a trick in trade.
  2. A sly, dexterous, or ingenious procedure fitted to puzzle or amuse; as, a bear's tricks; a juggler's tricks.
  3. Mischievous or annoying behavior; a prank; as, the tricks of boys.
  4. A particular habit or manner; a peculiarity; a trait; as, a trick of drumming with the fingers; a trick of frowning.
  5. A knot, braid, or plait of hair.
  6. The whole number of cards played in one round, and consisting of as many cards as there are players.
  7. A turn; specifically, the spell of a sailor at the helm, -- usually two hours.
  8. A toy; a trifle; a plaything.
  9. To deceive by cunning or artifice; to impose on; to defraud; to cheat; as, to trick another in the sale of a horse.
  10. To dress; to decorate; to set off; to adorn fantastically; -- often followed by up, off, or out.
  11. To draw in outline, as with a pen; to delineate or distinguish without color, as arms, etc., in heraldry.

Trick Quotations

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. - Ingrid Bergman
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Ingrid Bergman

Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.
Leonardo da Vinci

Now you know those trick candles that you blow out and a couple of seconds.
Tim Vine

The trick is growing up without growing old.
Casey Stengel

There's a trick to the Graceful Exit. It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, a relationship is over - and to let go. It means leaving what's over without denying its value.
Ellen Goodman
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Trick Translations

trick in Danish is kneb
trick in Dutch is aanwensel, hebbelijkheid
trick in Italian is trucco, furberia
trick in Latin is frustro
trick in Portuguese is truque
trick in Spanish is resabio, ma a, truco
trick in Swedish is konst, lura, fuffens, tilltag, spratt
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