To trick someone is to deceive them. You can trick someone by lying to them, or by hiding the truth from them.

  • He tricked her by pretending to be her friend.

  • She tricked him by hiding the fact that she was a doctor.

Definition of tricking


To fool; to cause to believe something untrue; to deceive.


To draw (as opposed to blazon - to describe in words).


To dress; to decorate; to adorn fantastically; often followed by up, off, or out.


Dress; ornament.


Deceptive; using trickery.

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Example Sentences for tricking

  • 1

    The magic trick belied the people.

  • 2

    In fact, it was a sleight of hand and magic trick.

  • 3

    His remuneration is revealing the secrets of a magic trick.

  • 4

    The trick was idiotic and childish.

  • 5

    He is good at tricks and knavery.

  • 6

    The Nigerian scam is the oldest trick.

  • 7

    The bidder leads to the first trick.

  • 8

    The fisherman decided to trick the Jinni.

  • 9

    The foil is actually essential to the trick.

  • 10

    The man used delusive tricks.