con trick

noun

Definition of con trick

British
: a dishonest trick that is done to get someone's money : confidence trick

Word by Word Definitions

con play
  1. : to commit to memory

  2. : to study or examine closely

  1. : less common spelling of conn

  2. : to conduct or direct the steering of (a vessel, such as a ship)

  1. : on the negative side : in opposition

  1. : an argument or evidence in opposition

  2. : the negative position or one holding it

  1. : confidence

  1. : swindle

  2. : manipulate

  3. : persuade, cajole

  1. : something (such as a ruse) used deceptively to gain another's confidence

  1. : convict

  1. : a destructive disease of the lungs

  1. — see com-

trick play
  1. : a crafty procedure or practice meant to deceive or defraud

  2. : a mischievous act : prank

  3. : a deceptive, dexterous, or ingenious feat

  1. : to deceive by cunning or artifice : cheat

  2. : to dress or adorn fancifully or ornately : ornament

  1. : of or relating to or involving tricks or trickery

  2. : skilled in or used for tricks

  3. : somewhat defective and unreliable


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