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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

... what do you suppose makes this new cook act so oddly when the bell rings? I heard Mamma say she was 'one of the nervous sort.' It would be good fun to play a trick on her and frighten her; wouldn't it? You know the dark entry by the ...
— Little Ferns For Fanny's Little Friends • Fanny Fern

... might do. You might say to Marian that you had got an idea that somebody was going to play a trick on her birthday,—upon her and some unsuspecting person; that you didn't know what the trick was to be, and you might be all wrong in your suspicion that there was to be one, but you thought that you ought to ...
— A Flock of Girls and Boys • Nora Perry

... Majesty's ship Arethusa. Of course I am familiar with her stern First Lieutenant, her eccentric Captain, her one fascinating and several mischievous midshipmen. Of course I know it's a splendid thing to see all this, and not to be seasick. Oh, there, the young gentlemen are going to play a trick on the purser. For God's sake, let us go," and the unhappy man absolutely dragged the Goblin away ...
— The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales • Bret Harte

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

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