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There is a marvelous turn and trick to British arrogance; its apparent unconsciousness makes it twice as effectual.
Catherine Drinker Bowen

Meaning of "trick" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TRICK

From Old Northern French trique, from trikier to deceive, from Old French trichier, ultimately from Latin trīcārī to play tricks.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TRICK

trick  [trɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TRICK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Trick is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb trick in English.

WHAT DOES TRICK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of trick in the English dictionary

The first definition of trick in the dictionary is a deceitful, cunning, or underhand action or plan. Other definition of trick is a mischievous, malicious, or humorous action or plan; joke. Trick is also an illusory or magical feat or device.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO TRICK

PRESENT

Present
I trick
you trick
he/she/it tricks
we trick
you trick
they trick
Present continuous
I am tricking
you are tricking
he/she/it is tricking
we are tricking
you are tricking
they are tricking
Present perfect
I have tricked
you have tricked
he/she/it has tricked
we have tricked
you have tricked
they have tricked
Present perfect continuous
I have been tricking
you have been tricking
he/she/it has been tricking
we have been tricking
you have been tricking
they have been tricking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I tricked
you tricked
he/she/it tricked
we tricked
you tricked
they tricked
Past continuous
I was tricking
you were tricking
he/she/it was tricking
we were tricking
you were tricking
they were tricking
Past perfect
I had tricked
you had tricked
he/she/it had tricked
we had tricked
you had tricked
they had tricked
Past perfect continuous
I had been tricking
you had been tricking
he/she/it had been tricking
we had been tricking
you had been tricking
they had been tricking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will trick
you will trick
he/she/it will trick
we will trick
you will trick
they will trick
Future continuous
I will be tricking
you will be tricking
he/she/it will be tricking
we will be tricking
you will be tricking
they will be tricking
Future perfect
I will have tricked
you will have tricked
he/she/it will have tricked
we will have tricked
you will have tricked
they will have tricked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been tricking
you will have been tricking
he/she/it will have been tricking
we will have been tricking
you will have been tricking
they will have been tricking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would trick
you would trick
he/she/it would trick
we would trick
you would trick
they would trick
Conditional continuous
I would be tricking
you would be tricking
he/she/it would be tricking
we would be tricking
you would be tricking
they would be tricking
Conditional perfect
I would have trick
you would have trick
he/she/it would have trick
we would have trick
you would have trick
they would have trick
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been tricking
you would have been tricking
he/she/it would have been tricking
we would have been tricking
you would have been tricking
they would have been tricking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you trick
we let´s trick
you trick
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to trick
Past participle
tricked
Present Participle
tricking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TRICK


atmospheric
ˌætməsˈfɛrɪk
brick
brɪk
crick
krɪk
derrick
ˈdɛrɪk
electric
ɪˈlɛktrɪk
eric
ˈɛrɪk
fabric
ˈfæbrɪk
generic
dʒɪˈnɛrɪk
geometric
ˌdʒɪəˈmɛtrɪk
Herrick
ˈhɛrɪk
historic
hɪˈstɒrɪk
lyric
ˈlɪrɪk
maverick
ˈmævərɪk
metric
ˈmɛtrɪk
numeric
njuːˈmerɪk
Patrick
ˈpætrɪk
pediatric
ˌpiːdɪˈætrɪk
rick
rɪk
toric
ˈtɒrɪk
Warwick
ˈwɒrɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TRICK

trichuriasis
trick cyclist
trick or treat
trick out
trick photograph
trick photography
trick question
trick rider
trick riding
tricker
trickeries
trickery
trickier
trickiest
trickily
trickiness
trickishly
trickishness
trickle
trickle charger

WORDS THAT END LIKE TRICK

can´t take a trick
card trick
Croagh Patrick
dirty trick
do the trick
Downpatrick
firebrick
Fitzpatrick
Garrick
gold brick
hat-trick
Kirkpatrick
Kubrick
Lego brick
limerick
party trick
pinprick
prick
strick
three-card trick

Synonyms and antonyms of trick in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TRICK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «trick» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of trick

Translation of «trick» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TRICK

Find out the translation of trick to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of trick from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «trick» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

诡计
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ardid
570 millions of speakers

English

trick
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चाल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خُدْعَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

обман
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

truque
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কৌতুক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tour
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Helah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Trick
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

策略
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

속임수
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Trick
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trò bịp bợm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தந்திரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

युक्ती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hile
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scherzo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

podstęp
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хитрість
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

înșelare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τέχνασμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

truuk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

trick
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

triks
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of trick

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TRICK»

The term «trick» is very widely used and occupies the 4.156 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TRICK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «trick» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «trick» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about trick

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10 QUOTES WITH «TRICK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word trick.
1
Robert Anderson
In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage.
2
Michael Azerrad
Bon Jovi's trick is to use heavy-metal chords and still sound absolutely safe. Rock & roll used to be rebellion disguised as commercialism; now so much of it is commercialism disguised as rebellion.
3
Tom Baker
Actors are able to trick themselves into treating anything as if it's fantastic. It's a kind of madness really.
4
Sara Bareilles
My hairstylist taught me a trick for my hair. You section off your hair and put them up in these crazy little knots and then it looks like you curled your hair. It's saved me so much time 'cause on the road you don't have time or plugs to plug your curling iron in.
5
David Blaine
I'd go to Coney Island to hang out, and I saw a magician doing a rope trick on the boardwalk. I was fascinated. I guess that's how it started.
6
Catherine Drinker Bowen
There is a marvelous turn and trick to British arrogance; its apparent unconsciousness makes it twice as effectual.
7
Belle Boyd
Fortune has played me a sad trick by letting me live on and on.
8
Angela Carter
The notion of a universality of human experience is a confidence trick and the notion of a universality of female experience is a clever confidence trick.
9
Carlos Castaneda
The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.
10
Dan Castellaneta
Getting out of jury duty is easy. The trick is to say you're prejudiced against all races.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TRICK»

Discover the use of trick in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to trick and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Trick Baby
This is the gritty truth, the life of a hustler in south side Chicago where the only characters are those who con and those who get conned.
Iceberg Slim, 2011
2
The Trick is to Keep Breathing: A Novel
Joy Stone, a drama teacher, struggles with a depression that causes her to blame herself for all her problems and to find each day more and more difficult to survive
Janice Galloway, 1995
3
The Bed-trick in English Renaissance Drama: Explorations in ...
"The Bed-Trick in English Renaissance Drama provides the first detailed examination of this convention.
Marliss C. Desens, 1994
4
Magic City: Trials of a Native Son
Magic City is the extraordinary tale of a boy whose father was a pimp, who learned to hustle to survive, and whose only role model was his brother, the drug dealer he watched plying his trade on the block.
Trick Daddy, Peter Bailey, 2010
5
The Colonizing Trick: National Culture and Imperial ...
In this hard-hitting book, David Kazanjian interrogates this tenet, exploring transformative flash points in early America when the belief in equality came into contact with seemingly contrary ideas about race and nation.
David Kazanjian, 2003
6
10 Trick-or-Treaters
From the Hardcover edition.
Janet Schulman, 2010
7
Magic: Stage Illusions Special Effects and Trick Photography
Standard work on classic stage illusions — fire eaters, sword swallowers, jugglers, etc. Also ancient magic, automata, chronophotography, much more. Over 400 illustrations. Bibliography.
Albert A. Hopkins, 2013
8
Byrne's Treasury of Trick Shots in Pool and Billiards
Robert Byrne has scoured classic sources from the past two hundred years as well as his own personal experience and contacts to bring you the most comprehensive book on the subject.
Robert Byrne, 2013
9
Trick Or Treat: Rethinking Black Economic Empowerment
Reviewing the 16 years since the Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) was set up as a remedy to apartheid, this analysis looks at the most controversial mission of the organization—the creation of black-owned corporations.
Jenny Cargill, 2010
10
A Slight Trick of the Mind: A Novel
Reprint. 17,500 first printing. Mitch Cullin's absorbing "A Slight Trick of the Mind is an original portrait of literature's most beloved detective, Sherlock Holmes, in the twilight of his illustrious life.
Mitch Cullin, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TRICK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term trick is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Rabada takes debut hat-trick
Rabada, the 114th player to represent the Proteas in this format, became only the second player to take a hat-trick on debut and his final return of 6-16 from his ... «SuperSport, Jul 15»
2
Bolivia 1-3 Peru: Paolo Guerrero scores hat-trick to secure spot in …
He went on to finish off his hat-trick in the second half and set up a grudge match semi-final against neighbours Chile in the Copa America last four. «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
3
Cristiano Ronaldo is an alien, has a hat trick for Portugal
... their Euro 2016 qualifier against Portugal, but that only served to enrage the beast that is Cristiano Ronaldo. Before the hour mark, he already had a hat trick. «SB Nation, Jun 15»
4
Sadio Mane grabs fastest hat-trick in English Premier League history
(CNN) Senegalese star Sadio Mane took just two minutes and 56 seconds to score the quickest hat-trick in English Premier League history in his side's 6-1 rout ... «CNN, May 15»
5
Luis Suarez Scores First Barcelona Hat Trick In 8-0 Destruction Of …
BARCELONA, Spain — Luis Suarez netted his first hat trick for Barcelona while Lionel Messi scored his 50th and 51st goals in all competitions, as the Spanish ... «NESN.com, May 15»
6
Dallas Stars pound St. Louis Blues on Jamie Benn hat trick
More than ever, the Dallas Stars need offense from Jamie Benn. He completed his first career hat trick with a shot that was such a dart, it banged off goalie Jake ... «FOXSports.com, Feb 15»
7
VIDEO: Devils' Jaromir Jagr notches first hat trick in nine years
Coming into Saturday night's action, Jaromir Jagr had scored 711 goals in his lengthy NHL career. With all of those goals, you'd think hat tricks were pretty ... «CBSSports.com, Jan 15»
8
Bangladesh's Tailjul Islam first bowler to take hat-trick on ODI debut
Bangladesh cricketers congratulate teamm Taijul Islam, centre, is mobbed by his Bangladesh team-mates after his hat-trick during the fifth ODI against ... «The Guardian, Dec 14»
9
Trick-not-treat: 8yo California girl given crystal meth with Halloween …
The girl had been trick-or-treating in the Promenade neighborhood of Hercules, a town in San Francisco Bay Area. It is not clear if the girl was given the drugs ... «RT, Nov 14»
10
3 trick-or-treaters killed by speeding car in California, authorities say
A speeding vehicle struck and killed three girls Friday night, including twins, who were trick-or-treating in Southern California, authorities said. The girls, all 13, ... «CNN, Nov 14»

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