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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 trick /ˈtrɪk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trick n.
 1. An artifice or stratagem; a cunning contrivance; a sly procedure, usually with a dishonest intent; as, a trick in trade.
    He comes to me for counsel, and I show him a trick.   --South.
    I know a trick worth two of that.   --Shak.
 2. A sly, dexterous, or ingenious procedure fitted to puzzle or amuse; as, a bear's tricks; a juggler's tricks.
 3. Mischievous or annoying behavior; a prank; as, the tricks of boys.
 4. A particular habit or manner; a peculiarity; a trait; as, a trick of drumming with the fingers; a trick of frowning.
    The trick of that voice I do well remember.   --Shak.
    He hath a trick of Cœur de Lion's face.   --Shak.
 5. A knot, braid, or plait of hair. [Obs.]
 6. Card Playing The whole number of cards played in one round, and consisting of as many cards as there are players.
    On one nice trick depends the general fate.   --Pope.
 7. Naut. A turn; specifically, the spell of a sailor at the helm, -- usually two hours.
 8. A toy; a trifle; a plaything. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- Stratagem; wile; fraud; cheat; juggle; finesse; sleight; deception; imposture; delusion; imposition.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trick v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tricked p. pr. & vb. n. Tricking.]
 1. To deceive by cunning or artifice; to impose on; to defraud; to cheat; as, to trick another in the sale of a horse.
 2. To dress; to decorate; to set off; to adorn fantastically; -- often followed by up, off, or out. Trick her off in air.”
    People lavish it profusely in tricking up their children in fine clothes, and yet starve their minds.   --Locke.
    They are simple, but majestic, records of the feelings of the poet; as little tricked out for the public eye as his diary would have been.   --Macaulay.
 3. To draw in outline, as with a pen; to delineate or distinguish without color, as arms, etc., in heraldry.
    They forget that they are in the statutes: . . . there they are tricked, they and their pedigrees.   --B. Jonson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a cunning or deceitful action or device; "he played a trick
           on me"; "he pulled a fast one and got away with it"
           [syn: fast one]
      2: a period of work or duty
      3: an attempt to get you to do something foolish or imprudent;
         "that offer was a dirty trick"
      4: a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
         [syn: antic, joke, prank, caper, put-on]
      5: an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
         [syn: magic trick, conjuring trick, magic, legerdemain,
          conjuration, illusion, deception]
      v : deceive somebody; "We tricked the teacher into thinking that
          class would be cancelled next week" [syn: fob, fox, pull
          a fast one on, play a trick on]