Definition of trick adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//trɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//trɪk//
    [only before noun]
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  1. 1intended to trick somebody It was a trick question (= one to which the answer seems easy but actually is not). It's all done using trick photography (= photography that uses clever techniques to show things that do not actually exist or are impossible).
  2. 2(North American English) (of part of the body) weak and not working well a trick knee
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (as a noun): from an Old French dialect variant of triche, from trichier ‘deceive’, of unknown origin. Current senses of the verb date from the mid 16th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: trick