play tricks

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: tricks - deceive somebodyplay tricks - 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"
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It seemed intolerable that I should endure existence subject to the arbitrary visitations of a Magician who could thus play tricks with one's very stomach.
And he had to hide his genius OR USE IT TO PLAY TRICKS WITH, when, with an ordinary face, he would have been one of the most distinguished of mankind!
You try to play tricks on the king, because of your sister, and are found out.
I have learned caution now, and I had rather play tricks with the law of England than with my own conscience.
He was no sooner assured of this; and he assured himself so carefully that one may almost say he shaded his eyes with his hand to see the better; than he came back at a round trot, pounced upon him, and summarily took off a piece of his tail; as a caution to him to be careful what he was about for the future, and never to play tricks with his family any more.
The hour-long workshops featured a range of "fun and engaging" activities, including designing an optical illusion that demonstrated how your eyes can play tricks on you, and a picture quiz during which the children were asked to recall different parts of the eye.
Cool Trick, Wrong Person The twin boys just loved to play tricks, Always thinking of a caper they could fix, As boys of eight they loved pranks to play, On each other, all good fun they would say.
The EU import taxes are a fraction of those in the US where they adopted rates as high as 522% and we must not be shy of demanding they rise in Europe if the Chinese play tricks.
When statement of society registrar has not been recorded then why you play tricks. What we ask you give reply about some thing else.
It's traditional in some schools for kids to play tricks including throwing flour and eggs and smearing sticky substances on banisters.
(2007/15) Joy Ride 11.25pm, Film4 Steve Zahn, Paul Walker and Leelee Sobieski play three college students who buy a radio and play tricks on truckers to lighten up their road trip.
Each Day is a Gift EACH day is a gift Sent from God above You never know Who is in charge When you sail that barge Or ride your bike Or swim the channel The gifts we all have Must shine and praise The invisible God for each day It might be cold or wet or Sunshine Never let the weather spoil Your happiness it's in your heart You can feel it the mind can play Tricks but who knows how you Feel We can programme the mind And think of who you would Like to be but like the sea it Has its own energy that Can power you and the World To give each day a sparkling View and paint pictures of old And new God bless your best shot and Dream and put some seeds Into a pot.