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Definition of dirty trick noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


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  1. 1[usually plural] dishonest, secret, and often illegal activity by a political group or other organization that is intended to harm the reputation or success of an opponent a dirty tricks campaign
  2. 2an unpleasant and dishonest act What a dirty trick to play!
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