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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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.
Joe Guntz is known by his Chatsworth High baseball teammates as the one who keeps them laughing and the one they'd better watch out for to make sure he doesn't pull a prank on them.