Synonyms for trick

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : trik
Phonetic Transcription : trɪk

Top 10 synonyms for trick Other synonyms for the word trick

Définition of trick

Origin :
  • early 15c., "a cheat, a mean ruse," from Old North French trique "trick, deceit, treachery, cheating," from trikier "to deceive, to cheat," variant of Old French trichier, probably from Vulgar Latin *triccare, from Latin tricari "be evasive, shuffle," from tricæ "trifles, nonsense, a tangle of difficulties," of unknown origin.
  • Meaning "a roguish prank" is recorded from 1580s; sense of "the art of doing something" is first attested 1610s. Meaning "prostitute's client" is first attested 1915; earlier it was U.S. slang for "a robbery" (1865). Trick-or-treat is recorded from 1942.
  • noun deceit
  • noun prank, joke
  • noun expertise, know-how
  • noun characteristic, habit
  • noun time working at something
  • verb fool; play joke on
Example sentences :
  • Clayton knew it very well, and the trick of examining the books was all a fudge.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • Would you wish by trick or quibble to juggle me out of these last acres?
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • There are very many things which I cannot do, but there are also one or two which I have the trick of.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Now, the stool-pigeon in this trick is a swell English crook.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • But as we have nobody to act that part for us, I have decided upon playing him a trick of my own.
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • I had no words, but I remembered the trick he had taught me, about what to do when I met a Diné.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • But how's Alan goin' to turn the trick in a big field of rough ridin' b'ys?
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • A man in Gilroy, Ohio, would take the trick which decided the game.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • The audience now had the appearance of one watching a juggler perform a trick.
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith
  • While Alberich boasted, he was planning how he might trick the dwarf and take his gold.
  • Extract from : « Opera Stories from Wagner » by Florence Akin

Antonyms for trick

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