Definition Of trick


(in bridge, whist, and similar card games) a sequence of cards forming a single round of play. One card is laid down by each player, the highest card being the winner.

Next, the players play to tricks , with the winner of each trick replacing their card with their choice of one of two exposed cards and the loser receiving the other card.

a cunning or skillful act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone.

he's a double-dealer capable of any mean trick

a peculiar or characteristic habit or mannerism.

she had a trick of clipping off certain words and phrases

a prostitute's client.

He was romancing his long-term girlfriend when he was arrested for getting oral sex from the $60-a-' trick ' prostitute.

a sailor's turn at the helm, usually lasting for two or four hours.

Indeed, one or two tricks up the mast were carried out by the senior ERA.

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Example Of trick

  • A magician might deceive you but at least you know it's a trick .

  • A Western team filmed him with infrared cameras and, of course, were able to show that he was performing a conjuring trick .

  • After all these years it still sounds like a trick question.

  • Also, the card led cannot be higher in rank than the winning card of the previous trick .

  • And then Elena saw the change in him, so fast, so dramatic, that she wondered if she had really witnessed it or if it had been a trick of the light.

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