Synonyms of trick in English:

trick


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See Spanish definition of trampa

noun

1‘he's capable of any mean trick’

SYNONYMS
stratagem, ploy, ruse, scheme, device, move, manoeuvre, contrivance, machination, expedient, artifice, wile, dodge
deceit, deception, trickery, subterfuge, chicanery, sharp practice
swindle, hoax, fraud, confidence trick
informal con, con trick, set-up, game, scam, sting, gyp, flimflam
British informal wheeze
North American informal bunco, grift
Australian informal lurk, rort
South African informal schlenter
British informal, dated flanker
archaic shift, fetch, rig

2‘I think he's playing a trick on us’

SYNONYMS
practical joke, joke, prank, jape, stunt, antic, caper
informal leg-pull, spoof, put-on
British informal cod
North American informal dido
Australian informal goak
archaic cutup, quiz
Scottish archaic cantrip

3‘he entertained the children with conjuring tricks’

SYNONYMS
feat, stunt
sleight of hand, legerdemain, prestidigitation
magic

4‘it was probably a trick of the light’

SYNONYMS
illusion, optical illusion, deception, figment of the imagination
mirage

5‘Arthur taught her the tricks of the trade’

SYNONYMS
technique, knack, art, skill
secret
informal know-how

6‘he sat biting his fingernails, a trick of his when he was excited or angry’

SYNONYMS
mannerism, habit, practice, quirk, idiosyncrasy, peculiarity, foible, eccentricity, way, characteristic, trait

verb

1‘many people have been tricked by villains with false identity cards’

SYNONYMS
deceive, delude, hoodwink, mislead, take in, dupe, fool, double-cross, cheat, defraud, swindle, outwit, outmanoeuvre, catch out, gull, hoax, bamboozle, beguile
entrap
informal con, bilk, diddle, rook, put one over on, pull a fast one on, pull the wool over someone's eyes, take for a ride, lead up the garden path, spoof, shaft, do, have, gyp, flimflam
North American informal sucker, snooker, goldbrick, give someone a bum steer
Australian informal pull a swifty on
archaic cozen, chicane, sell
rare illude

Phrases

    trick someone or something out

    ‘he was tricked out in wide silk trousers, a red sash, and a necklace of silver dollars’


    SYNONYMS
    dress, dress up, array, attire, rig out, garb, get up
    adorn, decorate, deck, deck out, embellish, ornament, festoon
    literary bedeck, accoutre, apparel, bedizen, caparison, trap out, furbelow
    do the trick

    ‘a glass of whisky did the trick—I slept like a log’


    SYNONYMS
    be effective, work, solve the problem, take care of the problem, achieve the desired result, fill the bill, fit the bill
    North American turn the trick
    informal do the necessary