try/use every trick in the book

Definition of try/use every trick in the book

  1. :  to do everything one can to achieve something They'll use every trick in the book to get you to buy their products. He tried every trick in the book to get the car started, but nothing worked.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to make an attempt

    :  to put to test or trial

    :  to subject to something (such as undue strain or excessive hardship or provocation) that tests the powers of endurance

  1. :  an experimental trial :  attempt

    :  a play in rugby that is similar to a touchdown in football, scores usually five points, and entitles the scoring side to attempt a placekick at the goal for additional points

    :  the score made on a try

  1. :  the act or practice of employing something :  employment, application

    :  the fact or state of being used

    :  a method or manner of employing or applying something

  1. :  accustom, habituate

    :  to put into action or service :  avail oneself of :  employ

    :  to consume or take (liquor, drugs, etc.) regularly

everyplay
  1. :  being each individual or part of a group without exception

    :  being each in a series or succession

    :  being all taken severally

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

bookplay
  1. :  a set of written sheets of skin or paper or tablets of wood or ivory

    :  a set of written, printed, or blank sheets bound together between a front and back cover

    :  a long written or printed literary composition

  1. :  derived from books (see 1book 1) and not from practical experience

    :  shown by ledgers

  1. :  to register (something, such as a name) for some future activity or condition (as to engage transportation or reserve lodgings)

    :  to schedule engagements for

    :  to set aside time for


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