play a trick on

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play a trick on someone

 and play a prank on someone
to do a trick that affects someone. Somebody played a trick on me by hiding my shoes. The little boys planned to play a trick on their teacher by turning up the heat in the classroom.
See also: on, play, trick
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April Fool's day is the only day when you wait for someone to play a prank on you and or to lie to you ( in a harmless way).