trick out

verb

tricked out; tricking out; tricks out

transitive verb

1
: to dress (someone or oneself) especially in an unusual or elaborate way
usually used with in
… she tricked herself out in rhinestones, then sashayed into the studio … Steve FishmanLast week … local merchants tricked themselves out in Santa-and-elf gear to deliver Christmas trees to the needy. Chris ReidyThe Will Ferrell Tour started Thursday morning, at HoHoKam Stadium, when he tricked himself out in an Oakland A's uniform for batting practice amid a sea of cameras and accompanying hubbub. Bob Dutton
2
: to decorate or equip (something) in an extravagant way
tricked out his car
often used with with
The room was tricked out with ribbons and streamers.The billionaire electric-car tycoon said he's working on tricking out the forthcoming Tesla Roadster with rocket technology so it can hover above the ground. Noah ManskarThe company rented a rather opulent McMansion far from the strip and tricked it out with sensors, connected light bulbs, smart locks and cameras. Terrence O'Brien

Word History

First Known Use

1573, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of trick out was in 1573

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Cite this Entry

“Trick out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trick%20out. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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