French translation of 'trick'
1. (= ruse) ruse f
a dirty trick un sale tour
2. (= joke) tour m
to play a trick on sb jouer un tour à qn
3. (as entertainment) [of conjuror, magician, juggler] tour m
4. (= knack) astuce f
It’s not easy: there’s a trick to it. Ce n’est pas évident : il y a un truc.
the tricks of the trade les ficelles du métier
5. (Cards) levée f
6. (= illusion)
It’s a trick of the light. C’est une illusion d’optique.
to do the trick (informal) (= be effective, work) faire l’affaire
That should do the trick. Ça devrait faire l’affaire.
to trick sb into doing sth persuader qn par la ruse de faire qch
to trick sb out of sth obtenir qch de qn par la ruse
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Example Sentences Including 'trick'
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The valet learns all the little tricks necessary to keep the royals happy.AT HOME WITH THE QUEEN: The Inside Story of the Royal Household (2002)
But surely that was just a trick of the light?Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Other potential problems include criminals finding ways to trick the technology.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The trick is to turn those dreams into reality.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
And he does card tricks.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
As declarer try to make nine tricks.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Before we get stuck in, let me share my tricks of the trade.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
But repeating the trick is often the hardest part.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Climbing plants soften and disguise the boundaries and often trick the eye into making the garden feel bigger.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
He taught us a card trick and looked impressed when we pulled it off.The Sun (2014)
One thing is for sure - the opponents cannot cash an ace at trick one.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
So much so that when he tried out a few of his character's screen tricks on his family, they put him firmly in his place.The Sun (2011)
The trick is to make more but smaller rooms within the same minuscule space.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The trick to a light and fluffy muffin is to not stir the batter too much.The Sun (2013)
We need somebody who is willing to listen and learn the tricks of the trade.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
And the switches did the trick as it turned a game in Palace's favour.The Sun (2017)
Eden Hazard is getting to come inside and work his little tricks and angles in that deadly space behind the striker.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Finally, a trick of the light that promises to banish the blues.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Being an accessory to murder might just do the trick.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
We docs know your little tricks and cunning ways.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
And he tricked a man into inviting him to a party where his grandchildren were present.The Sun (2010)
It's a real dilemma but please don't think of cheating or tricking your partner.The Sun (2014)
STAFF at a crematorium tricked a family by scattering the wrong ashes.The Sun (2017)
Still, there are tricks for cheating their system.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Suppose instead that he plays low at trick one.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The premise of the show was to trick and deceive people.The Sun (2006)
We are not going to be tricked or deceived any more.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
I decide this is a good time to use our family trick of finding out names we should know.Christianity Today (2000)
There are little tricks too that look more impressive than they are.Fools Rush In - A Call to Christian Clowning (1993)
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'trick' in Other Languages
British English: trick /trɪk/ NOUN
A trick is an action that is intended to deceive someone.
We are playing a trick on a man who keeps bothering me.
- American English: trick
- Arabic: خُدْعَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: truque
- Chinese: 诡计
- Croatian: trik
- Czech: lest
- Danish: bedrag
- Dutch: truc
- European Spanish: ardid
- Finnish: temppu
- French: tour magie
- German: Trick
- Greek: τέχνασμα
- Italian: scherzo
- Japanese: 策略
- Korean: 속임수
- Norwegian: triks
- Polish: podstęp
- European Portuguese: truque
- Romanian: înșelare
- Russian: обман
- Spanish: ardid
- Swedish: trick
- Thai: เล่ห์เหลี่ยม
- Turkish: dolap hile
- Ukrainian: хитрість
- Vietnamese: trò bịp bợm
British English: trick /trɪk/ VERB
If someone tricks you, they deceive you, often in order to make you do something.
He is going to be pretty upset when he finds out how you tricked him.
- American English: trick
- Arabic: يَخْدَعُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: enganar
- Chinese: 耍花招
- Croatian: prevariti
- Czech: obelstít
- Danish: snyde
- Dutch: bedriegen
- European Spanish: engañar
- Finnish: huijata
- French: tromper
- German: überlisten
- Greek: ξεγελώ
- Italian: imbrogliare
- Japanese: だます
- Korean: 속이다
- Norwegian: lure
- Polish: oszukać
- European Portuguese: enganar
- Romanian: a înșela
- Russian: обманывать
- Spanish: engañar
- Swedish: lura
- Thai: ใช้เล่ห์เหลี่ยม
- Turkish: kandırmak
- Ukrainian: одурювати
- Vietnamese: lừa gạt
Translation of trick from the Collins English to French Dictionary
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