pull a prank (on someone)

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pull a prank (on someone)

To carry out a trick, deception, or practical joke (against someone). It turns out that the supposed alien visitors that people had been seeing were just a bunch of teenagers pulling a prank on the town. I've got a great plan to pull a prank on the school for April Fools' Day. The fake article had been in print in the renowned scientific journal for more than a week before its author revealed that he had pulled a prank when he decided to submit it.
See also: prank, pull
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[USA], Apr 2 (ANI): Singer-songwriter Justin Bieber, who has taken a break from music to focus on his health and marriage, received a lot of flak for sharing fake pregnancy posts on April Fools' Day to pull a prank on his fans.
Doug Kramer conspired with his children to pull a prank on wife Cheska, with the aid of a tube of Boom Blast Stix.
If you are not one to pull a prank, you may want to be careful from those who pull a joke on you.
It was not certain whether the security officer was a real one or just another biker in disguise to pull a prank. If he was indeed a security officer, it begged the question of whether BMX trick riding was part of their training.