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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prank  \Prank\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pranked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Pranking}.]  [Cf.  E.  prink,  also  G.  prangen  prunken,  to 
  shine,  to  make  a  show  Dan.  prange,  prunke,  Sw  prunka,  D. 
  pronken.] 
  To  adorn  in  a  showy  manner;  to  dress  or  equip  ostentatiously; 
  --  often  followed  by  up  as  to  prank  up  the  body.  See 
  {Prink}. 
 
  In  sumptuous  tire  she  joyed  herself  to  prank. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prank  \Prank\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  ostentatious  show 
 
  White  houses  prank  where  once  were  huts.  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prank  \Prank\,  n. 
  A  gay  or  sportive  action  a  ludicrous,  merry,  or  mischievous 
  trick;  a  caper;  a  frolic.  --Spenser. 
 
  The  harpies  .  .  .  played  their  accustomed  pranks.  --Sir 
  W.  Raleigh. 
 
  His  pranks  have  been  too  broad  to  bear  with  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prank  \Prank\,  a. 
  Full  of  gambols  or  tricks.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  prank 
  n  1:  acting  like  a  clown  or  buffoon  [syn:  {buffoonery},  {clowning}, 
  {frivolity},  {harlequinade}] 
  2:  a  ludicrous  or  grotesque  act  done  for  fun  and  amusement 
  [syn:  {antic},  {joke},  {trick},  {caper}] 
  v  1:  dress  or  decorate  showily  or  gaudily;  "Roses  were  pranking 
  the  lawn" 
  2:  dress  up  showily;  "He  pranked  himself  out  in  his  best 
  clothes" 




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