trick

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trick is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
trick

Third-person singular
tricks

Past tense
tricked

Past participle
tricked

Present participle
tricking

  1. To make someone think something that is not true.
    He tricked her into thinking he had much money.

Synonyms[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
trick

Plural
tricks

  1. Something you do to fool (trick) someone.
    I did a trick that the children thought was magic.
  2. Something special you can do.
    I know a few tricks with a computer.
    I taught my dog several tricks, like shaking hands with me.
  3. Something clever you do that might solve a problem.
    I know just the trick for this.