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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Trick  \Trick\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tricked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Tricking}.] 
  1.  To  deceive  by  cunning  or  artifice;  to  impose  on  to 
  defraud;  to  cheat;  as  to  trick  another  in  the  sale  of  a 
  horse. 
 
  2.  To  dress;  to  decorate;  to  set  off  to  adorn  fantastically; 
  --  often  followed  by  up  off  or  out  ``  Trick  her  off  in 
  air.''  --Pope. 
 
  People  lavish  it  profusely  in  tricking  up  their 
  children  in  fine  clothes,  and  yet  starve  their 
  minds.  --Locke. 
 
  They  are  simple,  but  majestic,  records  of  the 
  feelings  of  the  poet;  as  little  tricked  out  for  the 
  public  eye  as  his  diary  would  have  been  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  To  draw  in  outline,  as  with  a  pen;  to  delineate  or 
  distinguish  without  color,  as  arms,  etc.,  in  heraldry. 
 
  They  forget  that  they  are  in  the  statutes:  .  .  . 
  there  they  are  tricked,  they  and  their  pedigrees. 
  --B.  Jonson 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Trick  \Trick\,  n.  [D.  trek  a  pull  or  drawing,  a  trick,  trekken 
  to  draw;  akin  to  LG  trekken,  MHG.  trecken,  trechen  Dan. 
  tr[ae]kke,  and  OFries  trekka  Cf  {Track},  {Trachery}, 
  {Trig},  a.,  {Trigger}.] 
  1.  An  artifice  or  stratagem;  a  cunning  contrivance;  a  sly 
  procedure,  usually  with  a  dishonest  intent;  as  a  trick  in 
  trade 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  trick 
  n  1:  a  cunning  or  deceitful  action  or  device;  "he  played  a  trick 
  on  me";  "he  pulled  a  fast  one  and  got  away  with  it" 
  [syn:  {fast  one}] 
  2:  a  period  of  work  or  duty 
  3:  an  attempt  to  get  you  to  do  something  foolish  or  imprudent; 
  "that  offer  was  a  dirty  trick" 
  4:  a  ludicrous  or  grotesque  act  done  for  fun  and  amusement 
  [syn:  {antic},  {joke},  {prank},  {caper}] 
  5:  an  illusory  feat;  considered  magical  by  naive  observers 
  [syn:  {magic  trick},  {conjuring  trick},  {magic},  {legerdemain}, 
  {illusion},  {deception}] 
  v  :  pull  a  fast  one  play  a  trick  on  somebody;  "We  tricked  the 
  teacher  into  thinking  that  class  would  be  cancelled  next 
  week"  [syn:  {fob},  {fox}] 




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