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Play a trick on   /pleɪ ə trɪk ɑn/   Listen
Play a trick on

Deceive somebody.  Synonyms: flim-flam, fob, fox, play a joke on, play tricks, pull a fast one on, trick.

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"Play a trick on" Quotes from Famous Books

... said to his mate: "My dear, let us play a trick on that wise Goat. I will lie down here pretending to be dead. You go alone to the cave where the Goat lives, and looking very sad, say to her: 'My dear, do you see my mate lying there dead? I am so sad; I have no friends. Will you be good to ...
— More Jataka Tales • Re-told by Ellen C. Babbitt

... the door, was a capital point to perpetrate tricks on the constantly arriving throngs from the East, who, with characteristic enterprise, often stopped to inquire for employment. A few days after the sham duel, Harrison determined to play a trick on another emigrant, a shrewd, tolerably well-informed young man, who had evinced a great deal of self-complacency and immodest pertinacity. He told the pertinacious emigrant, who inquired for a place, ...
— Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers • Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

... shepherd-boy who kept his flock at a little distance from the village. Once he thought he would play a trick on the villagers and have some fun at their expense. So he ran toward the village crying out, with ...
— Stories to Tell to Children • Sara Cone Bryant

Words linked to "Play a trick on" :   snooker, deceive, cozen, delude, lead on

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