When a person tries to fool another person, the word "prank" is used. A prank is usually humorous, but sometimes a prank is mean or dangerous. Words synonymous with "prank" include "trick" and "stunt." You can also call a prank a practical joke.
The students pulled a prank on the teacher.
The students stacked all of the tables and chairs in the middle of the room. It was a harmless prank.
On Halloween, kids who go trick-or-treating might pull a prank on people in their neighborhood.
Smashing a pumpkin in the street is a common prank.
Prank phone calls are phony phone calls made to people who answer and believe that the call is real.
Bart Simpson pranked Moe’s Bar when he called and asked for Amanda Hugginkiss. (In this sentence, the word "prank" is used as a verb.)
There are many different kinds of pranks:
A prank phone call is probably the easiest and most common prank.
Another common prank is to loosen the top of a salt shaker so that it spills out too much salt.
People who are sound asleep are pranked with face painting.
A squirting flower is a classic prank.
Any prank that involves electricity can be potentially dangerous.