[n] an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
[n] a cunning or deceitful action or device; "he played a trick on me"; "he pulled a fast one and got away with it"
[n] a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
[n] an attempt to get you to do something foolish or imprudent; "that offer was a dirty trick"
[n] a period of work or duty
[v] deceive somebody; "We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"
antic, caper, conjuration, conjuring trick, deception, fast one, fob, fox, illusion, joke, legerdemain, magic, magic trick, play a trick on, prank, pull a fast one on, put-on