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trick or treat

  
  
Trick or treat is an activity in which children knock on the doors of houses at Halloween and shout `trick or treat'. If the person who answers the door does not give the children a treat, such as sweets or candy, they play a trick on him or her.      n-uncount  
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trick     ( tricks    plural & 3rd person present)   ( tricking    present participle)   ( tricked    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A trick is an action that is intended to deceive someone.  
We are playing a trick on a man who keeps bothering me.     
2       verb   If someone tricks you, they deceive you, often in order to make you do something.  
Stephen is going to be pretty upset when he finds out how you tricked him...      V n  
His family tricked him into going to Pakistan, and once he was there, they took away his passport...      V n into -ing/n  
His real purpose is to trick his way into your home to see what he can steal.      V way prep/adv  
3       n-count   A trick is a clever or skilful action that someone does in order to entertain people.  
He shows me card tricks.     
4       n-count   A trick is a clever way of doing something.  
Tiffany revamped her sitting room with simple decorative tricks.     
5   
    confidence trick  
    conjuring trick  
    hat-trick  
6    If something does the trick, it achieves what you wanted.  
INFORMAL  
do the trick      phrase   V inflects  
Sometimes a few choice words will do the trick.     
7    If someone tries every trick in the book, they try every possible thing that they can think of in order to achieve something.  
INFORMAL  
every trick in the book      phrase   v PHR  
Companies are using every trick in the book to stay one step in front of their competitors.     
8    If you say that something is a trick of the light, you mean that what you are seeing is an effect caused by the way that the light falls on things, and does not really exist in the way that it appears.  
a trick of the light      phrase   v-link PHR  
Her head appears to be on fire but that is only a trick of the light.     
9    If you say that someone does not miss a trick, you mean that they always know what is happening and take advantage of every situation.  
INFORMAL  
sb doesn't miss a trick      phrase   V inflects, with brd-neg  
10    The tricks of the trade are the quick and clever ways of doing something that are known by people who regularly do a particular activity.  
tricks of the trade      phrase   trick inflects  
11    If you say that someone is up to their tricks or up to their old tricks, you disapprove of them because they are behaving in the dishonest or deceitful way in which they typically behave.  
INFORMAL  
up to one's (old) tricks      phrase   v-link PHR     (disapproval)    I have no respect for my father who, having remarried, is still up to his old tricks.     


confidence trick        ( confidence tricks    plural  ) A confidence trick is a trick in which someone deceives you by telling you something that is not true, often to trick you out of money.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, usually use confidence game     
conjuring trick        ( conjuring tricks    plural  ) A conjuring trick is a trick in which something is made to appear or disappear as if by magic.      n-count  
dirty trick        ( dirty tricks    plural  ) You describe the actions of an organization or political group as dirty tricks when you think they are using illegal methods to harm the reputation or effectiveness of their rivals.      n-count   usu pl  
He claimed he was the victim of a dirty tricks campaign..     
hat-trick        ( hat-tricks    plural  ) A hat-trick is a series of three achievements, especially in a sports event, for example three goals scored by the same person in a football game.      n-count  
trick or treat     
Trick or treat is an activity in which children knock on the doors of houses at Halloween and shout `trick or treat'. If the person who answers the door does not give the children a treat, such as sweets or candy, they play a trick on him or her.      n-uncount  
trick question        ( trick questions    plural  ) If someone asks you a trick question, they ask you a question which is very difficult to answer, for example because there is a hidden difficulty or because the answer that seems obvious is not the correct one.      n-count  

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trick

  

      n  
1    artifice, canard, con     (slang)   deceit, deception, device, dodge, feint, fraud, gimmick, hoax, imposition, imposture, manoeuvre, ploy, ruse, scam     (slang)   sting     (informal)   stratagem, subterfuge, swindle, trap, wile  
2    antic, cantrip     (Scot.)   caper, device, feat, frolic, gag     (informal)   gambol, jape, joke, juggle, legerdemain, leg-pull     (Brit. informal)   practical joke, prank, put-on     (slang)   sleight of hand, stunt  
3    art, command, craft, device, expertise, gift, hang     (informal)   knack, know-how     (informal)   secret, skill, technique  
4    characteristic, crotchet, foible, habit, idiosyncrasy, mannerism, peculiarity, practice, quirk, trait  
5    do the trick        (informal)   be effective or effectual, have effect, produce the desired result, work  
      vb  
6    bamboozle     (informal)   cheat, con     (informal)   deceive, defraud, delude, dupe, fool, gull     (archaic)   have (someone) on, hoax, hoodwink, impose upon, kid     (informal)   mislead, pull a fast one on     (informal)   pull the wool over (someone's) eyes, put one over on (someone)     (informal)   stiff     (slang)   sting     (informal)   swindle, take in     (informal)   trap  


trick out      , up  
adorn, array, attire, bedeck, deck out, doll up     (slang)   do up     (informal)   dress up, get up     (informal)   ornament, prank, prink  

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n.
a potential benefit or disadvantage
adj.
without nationality or nations
the chambers dictionnary 10th edition.
n.
very imposing or impressive
[Bus.];
n.
Materialistic concept neonewtonist. In its measures, this variation of length of traveled route (by unit of time) by a group of photons ( φ is the initial of photons) - the light signal - is equal to what is collectively called " radial velocity". It distinguishes itself from it in its gnoseology.
Phys. Concept before 2007 The redshift indicates the phi-speed of a star. But do not give the immediate knowledge of its absolute speed.
adj.
enough in quantity or quality
Sentence: My parents consulted me about what would be an adequate for the money for the trip.
n.
any distracting or deceptive maneuver
exp.
it sounds interesting or attractive
v.
to visit unexpectedly or inconventiently
the whole family descended on us for the weekend
n.
Arotten apple is a member of a group, or a single element in a set of things, that is bad and likely to corrupt the other people or things in the group
Allusion to the expression "One bad apple spoils the barrel"
v.
perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
"I just realised how important is that trip for you."
n.
characteristic of awesome people or things
exp.
love very much (smth. or smb.)
id.
use your common sense or resourcefulness
exp.
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
n.
person or tool who creates or translates subtitles
[Fam.]
n.
name given to isolated or fictive places;
exp.
get drunk or take drugs; get high
n.
a leader in a race or competition
n.
last days, hours or minutes of life
Medical term
n.
valuable virtual or digital assets in cyberspace
[Tech.]
n.
A plan done for something bad or illegal.
I will never scheme in the future because it is a bad thing to do.
o.
A designate space or part space in cyberspace
[Tech.];[Leg.] designate space in cyberspace
exp.
shout (as a sign of discontentment or anger)
exp.
disappear ; be absent; leave (temporary or for good)
E.g. "Now, that the parents are out of the picture, we can throw a party". (meaning=Now, that the parents left, that they are no longer here) "James is out of the picture, him and Mary split up"
exp.
yell at someone; attack someone verbally or physically
[Slang];[UK]
exp.
amongst other things said or stated
At the panel she stated her claims inter-alia
adv.
maximum; no more (or later) than; at the most
E.g.: You have to be back at 11 o'clock tops; The show lasted one hour tops
n.
(Medical) repetitive fits or crises : sign of vital distress
Status epilepticus, asthmiticus
exp.
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless

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