dirty trick

Definition of dirty trick

  1. 1 :  an unkind thing to do Hiding the car keys was a dirty trick.

  2. 2dirty tricks :  secret and dishonest activities that are done to ruin someone's or something's chance of success political dirty tricks

Word by Word Definitions

dirtyplay
  1. :  not clean or pure

    :  likely to befoul or defile with a soiling substance (such as mud, dust, or grime)

    :  contaminated with infecting organisms

  1. :  in a dirty (see 1dirty) manner: such as

    :  deceptively, underhandedly

    :  indecently

  1. :  to soil with a substance (such as mud or grime) :  to make dirty (see 1dirty)

    :  to stain with dishonor :  sully

    :  to debase by distorting the real nature of

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

    :  a mischievous act :  prank

    :  a deceptive, dexterous, or ingenious feat

  1. :  to deceive by cunning or artifice :  cheat

    :  to dress or adorn fancifully or ornately :  ornament

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

    :  skilled in or used for tricks

    :  somewhat defective and unreliable


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