trick question

trick questions
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If someone asks you a trick question, they ask you a question which is very difficult to answer, for example because there is a hidden difficulty or because the answer that seems obvious is not the correct one.

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  • trick question — UK US noun [countable] [singular trick question plural trick questions] a question that seems to have an easy answer but is really designed to trick you Thesaurus: questioning and types of questionssynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • trick question — noun count a question that seems to have an easy answer but is really designed to trick you …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • trick question — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms trick question : singular trick question plural trick questions a question that seems to have an easy answer but is really designed to trick you …   English dictionary

  • ˌtrick ˈquestion — noun [C] a question that seems to have an easy answer but is really designed to trick you …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • trick question — noun A complex question, whose wording hinders the ability to answer it correctly …   Wiktionary

  • trick — ► NOUN 1) a cunning or skilful act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone. 2) a skilful act performed for entertainment. 3) an illusion: a trick of the light. 4) (before another noun ) intended to mystify or trick: a trick question. 5) a …   English terms dictionary

  • trick — trick1 S3 [trık] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(something that deceives somebody)¦ 2¦(joke)¦ 3¦(something that makes things appear different)¦ 4 a dirty/rotten/mean trick 5 do the trick 6¦(magic)¦ 7¦(clever method)¦ 8 use/try every trick in the book …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • trick — 1 noun (C) 1 DECEIVING SB something you do in order to deceive someone: He pretended to be ill, but it was just a trick . | a clever trick to cheat the authorities 2 dirty/rotten/mean trick an unkind or unfair thing to do: He didn t turn up? What …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • trick — trick1 [ trık ] noun count ** ▸ 1 something unfair/unpleasant ▸ 2 entertainment like magic ▸ 3 something not what it seems ▸ 4 effective way to do something ▸ 5 in card game ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) an unfair or unpleasant thing you do in order to harm… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • trick — I UK [trɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms trick : singular trick plural tricks ** 1) a) an unfair or unpleasant thing that you do in order to harm someone or to get an advantage for yourself a dirty/cruel/nasty trick: It was a very dirty trick …   English dictionary

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