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trick
noun
1. (ruse) 
a. el truco (M) 
It was just a trick to distract your attention.Fue sólo un truco para distraerte la atención.
2. (joke) 
a. la broma (F) 
Somebody has played a trick on you.Alguien te ha hecho una broma.
3. (magic) 
a. el truco (M) 
The magician performed some tricks with coins.El mago hizo algunos trucos con monedas.
4. (particular way of doing something) 
a. el truco (M) 
There's a trick to starting my car.Mi coche tiene un truco para arrancarlo.
5. (habit) 
a. la costumbre (F) 
She has the trick of always pausing mid-sentence.Tiene la costumbre de siempre hacer una pausa en la mitad de la frase.
6. (cards) 
a. la baza (F) 
The trick goes to the player who played the highest card.La baza se la lleva el jugador que jugó la carta más alta.
7. (colloquial) (customer) 
a. el cliente (M)la cliente (F) (of prostitute) 
She hadn't turned many tricks that night.Esa noche no se había ligado muchos clientes.
transitive verb
8. (to deceive) 
a. engañar 
He tricked her into giving him money.La engañó para que le diera dinero.
trick
Noun
1. (ruse, deceitful behavior, by magician) 
a. el truco (M) 
2. (practical joke) 
a. la broma (F) 
to play a trick on somebodygastar una broma a alguien
to obtain something by a trickconseguir algo con engaños
a nasty trickuna jugarreta
trick photographyfotografía trucada
trick questionpregunta con trampa
3. (in cardgame) 
a. la mano f, baza (F) 
to take or make a trickganar una mano
4. (idioms) 
he's been up to his old tricks againha vuelto a las andadas
that should do the trickesto debería servir
she knows all the tricksse las sabe todas
the tricks of the tradelos trucos del oficio
she doesn't miss a trickno se le pasa una
5. (colloquial) 
how's tricks?¿qué pasa? ¿cómo lo llevas?
transitive verb
6. (person) 
a. engañar 
to trick somebody into doing somethingengañar a alguien para que haga algo
to trick something out of somebodyquitar or
trick [trɪk]
noun
1 (joke, hoax) broma (f); (mischief) travesura (f); (ruse) truco (m); ardid (m)
dirty or mean trick mala pasada (f); jugada (f) sucia; the tricks of the trade los trucos del oficio; to play a trick on sb gastar una broma a algn; unless my eyes are playing tricks on me si los ojos no me engañan; his memory played a trick on him le falló la memoria
trick or treat When the costumes were finished and the boys prepared for their night out for trick or treat they appeared comical and oddly mismatched
trick or treat! frase amenazante que pronuncian en tono jocoso los niños que rondan las casas en la noche de Halloween; quiere decir: —¡danos algo o te hacemos una trastada!
note See culture box in entry Hallowe'en.
he's up to his old tricks again ha vuelto a hacer de las suyas
how's tricks? ¿cómo te va?
2 (card trick) baza (f); (conjuring trick) truco (m); (in circus) número (m)
to take all the tricks ganar or hacer todas las bazas
he/she knows a trick or two se lo sabe todo
I know a trick worth two of that yo me sé algo mucho mejor
that should do the trick esto servirá
he/she doesn't miss a trick no se pierde nada
to try every trick in the book emplear todos los trucos
they tried every trick in the book
that's the oldest trick in the book eso es un viejo truco
That's the oldest trick in the book — to blame someone else for your problems That beggar's just collecting enough money to get drunk on. Using the children to persuade the gullible to part with their money. Oldest trick in the book
the whole bag of tricks todo el rollo (informal)
3 (special knack) truco (m)
there's a trick to opening this door esta puerta tiene truco para abrirla; to get the trick of it coger el truco; aprender el modo de hacerlo
4 (peculiarity, strange habit) manía (f); peculiaridad (f)
certain tricks of style ciertas peculiaridades estilísticas; ciertos rasgos del estilo; it's just a trick he has es una manía suya; to have a trick of doing sth tener la manía de hacer algo; history has a trick of repeating itself la historia tiene tendencia a repetirse; it's a trick of the light es una ilusión óptica
5 (catch) trampa (f)
there must be a trick in it aquí seguro que hay trampa
6 [of prostitute] cliente (m)
to turn tricks ligarse clientes (informal)
transitive verb
(deceive) engañar; (swindle) estafar; timar
I've been tricked! ¡me han engañado!; to trick sb into doing sth engañar a algn para que haga algo; conseguir con engaños que algn haga algo; to trick sb out of sth quitar algo a algn con engaños
modifier
trick cyclist (n) ciclista (m) acróbata
trick photography (n) trucaje (m)
trick question (n) pregunta (f) de pega
trick riding (n) acrobacia (f) ecuestre
Phrases with "trick"
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trick or treat 
dulce o truco 
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