To trick someone is to make another person believe something is true when it isn’t. It’s similar to the word "fool." These sentences show how "trick" could be used as a verb:
- Ned tricked his friends by pretending to be asleep.
- Nelly tricked her boss into believing she was a good cashier.
- The thief was tricked by the police and they quickly captured him.
- Hey, you tricked me! You told me it was raining outside, but it’s sunny.
- Let’s trick the teacher and hide all of his pens.
These sentences show how "trick" could be used as a noun:
- The students pulled a trick on the teacher.
- My eyes are playing tricks on me. (This is an expression. It means that a situation is very unusual or hard to believe upon seeing it.)
- Magicians know how to do many tricks. They can easily fool an audience.
- Joey can do a lot of tricks on his bike.
- My dog can do many tricks. She knows how to beg, sit, roll over, and play dead.
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This page was first published on January 20, 2012.