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Infinitive
to trick

Third person singular
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to trick (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To fool; to cause to believe something untrue.
    You tried to trick me when you said that house was underpriced.
  2. (transitive)(slang) to trick out; to mod or customize an object, typically for the purpose of both personalization as well as enhancing the object's performance capabilities and more particularly for the purpose of performing stunts with that object.
    His friends were particularly impressed with the way he tricked out his Ruckus.

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trick

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  1. Something designed to trick.
    It was just a trick to say that the house was underpriced.
  2. A magic trick.
    And for my next trick, I will pull a wombat out of a duffel bag.
  3. (card games) A sequence in which each player plays a card and a winning play is determined.
    I was able to take the second trick with the heart queen.
  4. (slang) An act of prostitution. Generally used with turn.
    At the worst point, she was turning ten tricks a day.
  5. (slang) A customer to a prostitute.
    As the businessman rounded the corner, she thought, "Here comes another trick."
  6. A daily period of work, especially in shift-based jobs.
    • 1885, Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, The Conductor and Brakeman, page 496:
      On third trick from 12 m. to 8 am, we have W. A. White, formerly operator at Wallula, who thus far has given general satisfaction.
    • 1899, New York (State), Bureau of Statistics, Deptartment of Labor, Annual Report:
      Woodside Junction—On 8 hour basis, first trick $60, second trick $60, third trick $50.
    • 1949, Labor arbitration reports, page 738:
      The Union contends that Fifer was entitled to promotion to the position of Group Leader on the third trick in the Core Room Department.

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trick (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

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trick

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  1. (slang) Something that is unusually stylish or cool.
    Wow, your new sportscar is so trick.

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