someone's mind is playing tricks on him/her

Definition of someone's mind is playing tricks on him/her

  1. —used to say that someone is not thinking clearly He was so tired his mind was playing tricks on him.

Word by Word Definitions

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

mindplay
  1. :  recollection, memory

    :  the element or complex (see 1complex 1) of elements in an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and especially reasons

    :  the conscious mental events and capabilities in an organism

  1. :  remind

    :  remember

    :  to attend to closely

playplay playing
  1. :  swordplay

    :  game, sport

    :  the conduct, course, or action of a game

  1. :  to engage in sport or recreation :  frolic

    :  to have sexual relations

    :  to move aimlessly about :  trifle

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

    :  a mischievous act :  prank

    :  an indiscreet or childish action

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

    :  to deceive by cunning or artifice :  cheat

  1. :  trig

    :  of or relating to or involving tricks or trickery

    :  skilled in or used for tricks

  1. : objective case ofhe

  1. :  of or relating to her or herself especially as possessor, agent, or object of an action — compare 1she

  1. : objective case ofshe

  1. : heraldry


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