play a joke on


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.play a joke on - subject to a playful hoax or joke
cozen, deceive, delude, lead on - be false to; be dishonest with
2.play a joke on - deceive somebodyplay a joke on - deceive somebody; "We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"
cozen, deceive, delude, lead on - be false to; be dishonest with
snooker - fool or dupe; "He was snookered by the con-man's smooth talk"
References in classic literature ?
Meriem decided that she would feign slumber and play a joke on Korak.