Definition of 'prank'
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City worker has admitted killing a former colleague with a single punch after his shoe was thrown out of a taxi window in a drunken prank. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It's a prank gone wrong'. The Sun (2016)The five, who had southern accents, were also said to have played sick pranks and music at high volume. The Sun (2016)Students give him absurd names and wheel him out for practical jokes and pranks. THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT: The Scots' Invention of the Modern World (2002)It was only supposed to be a harmless prank. The Sun (2012)It was a cruel prank to play. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The silly prank could have all gone horribly wrong. The Sun (2015)It was in really bad taste but meant as a prank and a joke. The Sun (2008)Instead they decided on harmless pranks at a luxury boutique hotel. The Sun (2011)It may have been a cruel prank to play on a hungry animal. The Sun (2013)But these harmless pranks soon take a dark turn. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Police were last night trying to establish if the tragedy was suicide or a childish prank which went wrong. The Sun (2009)How had a silly prank down under turned to tragedy in London? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Brilliant and eloquent, he was full of jokes and pranks. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They may think it's a harmless prank. The Sun (2016)A childish prank by a future great artist? Times, Sunday Times (2010)I think if it was about playing a cruel prank it would be different. The Sun (2016)The old Method bruiser plays a former military man who blinded himself in a silly prank but remains an arrogant bully. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If one of us at the gym is playing a prank or a joke, he knows which of us has done it. Times, Sunday Times (2009)TWO students who set a pal on fire in a drunken prank were jailed for 14 months each yesterday. The Sun (2010)He added: 'This was a drunken prank that got out of hand. The Sun (2009)The Secret Service left open the possibility that the poll was a prank that could go unpunished. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Episode three revolves around a prank that goes horribly wrong and appears to have brought tragedy - tinged with jubilation - in its wake. Times, Sunday Times (2013)DO pull the prank if you're a chart-topping boyband hunk. The Sun (2014)A FILM crew member who almost killed one of his best friends when a drunken prank went wrong has dodged jail. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'prank'
British English: prank /præŋk/ NOUN
A prank is a childish trick.
Their pranks are amusing at times.
- American English: prank
- Arabic: مَزْحَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: travessura
- Chinese: 胡闹
- Croatian: podvala
- Czech: kanadský žertík
- Danish: drengestreg
- Dutch: streek grap
- European Spanish: travesura broma
- Finnish: kepponen
- French: farce
- German: Streich
- Greek: φάρσα
- Italian: beffa
- Japanese: 戯れ
- Korean: 장난
- Norwegian: rampestrek
- Polish: wybryk
- European Portuguese: travessura
- Romanian: glumă
- Russian: шалость
- Spanish: travesura
- Swedish: busstreck
- Thai: การเล่นตลก
- Turkish: kaba şaka
- Ukrainian: витівка
- Vietnamese: trò đùa
Definition of prank from the Collins English Dictionary
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