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prank 1

 (prăngk)
n.
A mischievous trick or practical joke.

[Origin unknown.]

prank 2

 (prăngk)
tr.v. pranked, prank·ing, pranks
To decorate or dress ostentatiously or gaudily: was pranked up in his best suit.

[From Middle English pranken, to show off, perhaps from Middle Dutch pronken (from pronk, show, display) and from Middle Low German prunken (from prank, display).]

prank

(præŋk)
n
a mischievous trick or joke, esp one in which something is done rather than said
[C16: of unknown origin]
ˈprankish adj

prank

(præŋk)
vb
1. (tr) to dress or decorate showily or gaudily
2. (intr) to make an ostentatious display
[C16: from Middle Dutch pronken; related to German Prunk splendour, prangen to be in full splendour]

prank1

(præŋk)

n.
a trick of an amusing, playful, or sometimes malicious nature.
[1520–30; orig. uncertain]

prank2

(præŋk)

v.t.
1. to dress or adorn in an ostentatious manner.
v.i.
2. to make an ostentatious show or display.
[1540–50; akin to Dutch pronken to show off, strut, pronk show, finery, Middle Low German prank pomp]

prank


Past participle: pranked
Gerund: pranking

Imperative
prank
prank
Present
I prank
you prank
he/she/it pranks
we prank
you prank
they prank
Preterite
I pranked
you pranked
he/she/it pranked
we pranked
you pranked
they pranked
Present Continuous
I am pranking
you are pranking
he/she/it is pranking
we are pranking
you are pranking
they are pranking
Present Perfect
I have pranked
you have pranked
he/she/it has pranked
we have pranked
you have pranked
they have pranked
Past Continuous
I was pranking
you were pranking
he/she/it was pranking
we were pranking
you were pranking
they were pranking
Past Perfect
I had pranked
you had pranked
he/she/it had pranked
we had pranked
you had pranked
they had pranked
Future
I will prank
you will prank
he/she/it will prank
we will prank
you will prank
they will prank
Future Perfect
I will have pranked
you will have pranked
he/she/it will have pranked
we will have pranked
you will have pranked
they will have pranked
Future Continuous
I will be pranking
you will be pranking
he/she/it will be pranking
we will be pranking
you will be pranking
they will be pranking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pranking
you have been pranking
he/she/it has been pranking
we have been pranking
you have been pranking
they have been pranking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pranking
you will have been pranking
he/she/it will have been pranking
we will have been pranking
you will have been pranking
they will have been pranking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pranking
you had been pranking
he/she/it had been pranking
we had been pranking
you had been pranking
they had been pranking
Conditional
I would prank
you would prank
he/she/it would prank
we would prank
you would prank
they would prank
Past Conditional
I would have pranked
you would have pranked
he/she/it would have pranked
we would have pranked
you would have pranked
they would have pranked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prank - acting like a clown or buffoonprank - acting like a clown or buffoon  
foolery, tomfoolery, lunacy, craziness, folly, indulgence - foolish or senseless behavior
schtick, schtik, shtick, shtik - (Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning; "his shtik made us laugh"
2.prank - a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusementprank - a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
diversion, recreation - an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
dirty trick - an unkind or aggressive trick
practical joke - a prank or trick played on a person (especially one intended to make the victim appear foolish)
Verb1.prank - dress or decorate showily or gaudily; "Roses were pranking the lawn"
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
2.prank - dress up showily; "He pranked himself out in his best clothes"
attire, deck out, deck up, dress up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up, gussy up, overdress, prink, get up - put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive; "She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera"; "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"

prank

noun trick, lark (informal), caper, frolic, escapade, practical joke, skylarking (informal), antic, jape a stupid schoolboy prank

prank 1

noun
A mischievous act:
Informal: shenanigan.
Slang: monkeyshine (often used in plural).

prank 2

verb
To dress in formal or special clothing:
Informal: trick out (or up).
Slang: doll up.
Translations
حيلَه مُضْحِكَهمَزْحَة
kanadský žertíkžert
drengestregnummerpractical joke
kepponenelkeet
podvalapsina
prakkarastrik, hrekkur
戯れ
장난
draiskulībanerātnība
potegavščina
busstreck
การเล่นตลก
eşek şakasıkaba şakamuziplik
trò đùa

prank

[præŋk] Nbroma f
a student prankuna broma estudiantil
a childish prankuna travesura, una diablura
to play a prank on sbgastar una broma a algn

prank

[ˈpræŋk] nfarce f

prank

nStreich m; (harmless also) → Ulk m; to play a prank on somebodyjdm einen Streich spielen; (harmless also) → einen Ulk mit jdm machen

prank

[præŋk] nscherzetto, burla
a childish prank → una birichinata
to play a prank on sb → giocare un tiro a qn, fare uno scherzo a qn

prank

(prӕŋk) noun
a trick; a practical joke.

prank

مَزْحَة kanadský žertík drengestreg Streich φάρσα travesura kepponen farce podvala beffa 戯れ 장난 streek rampestrek wybryk travessura шалость busstreck การเล่นตลก kaba şaka trò đùa 胡闹
References in classic literature ?
returned Jo stoutly, feeling much relieved that her prank was not entirely condemned.
The neighbors looked upon him with a mixture of awe, admiration, and good-will; and, when any madcap prank or rustic brawl occurred in the vicinity, always shook their heads, and warranted Brom Bones was at the bottom of it.
So to-day Little John was chosen, and for sweet company's sake Robin went with him a part of the way until they came to the "Seven Does," the inn where Robin had recently played his prank upon Middle the tinker.
I will inflict Joseph Emery Prank on you no longer.
He looked about for some hint of a wild prank to play upon these strange, grotesque creatures that they might be again aware of his presence among them.
Arrived at this interesting point, Gania suddenly broke off, and said no more about Nastasia's prank of the previous evening.
At first sight it would appear to be some childish prank.
Most of the guests, knowing of the affair with the bear, looked with curiosity at this big, stout, quiet man, wondering how such a clumsy, modest fellow could have played such a prank on a policeman.
No prank he suggested was too wild for his followers, and all followed save those that developed into singing imbeciles and fell warbling by the wayside.
At the best, in her most charitable frame of mind, she considered the statement of his views to be a caprice, an erratic and uncalled-for prank.
Also, they shouted at us like mad to heave to into the wind, for they took it as some drunken prank on the part of scow-sailors, little dreaming that we were the fish patrol.
Seating himself, he surveyed the girls as if well satisfied with the success of his prank, and waiting to be congratulated upon it.