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turn tricks

slang To perform sexual acts for money. Typically said of a prostitute. A lot of these girls are addicts who started turning tricks to get drug money.
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ˌturn a ˈtrick/ˈtricks

(American English, slang) have sex with somebody for money: Things got so bad for her financially that she even considered turning tricks to pay the rent.
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Wojnarowicz, autodidact and intellectually vagrant, didn't go to college, but educated himself in foster homes, the streets of recession-era Manhattan where he turned tricks, in the nightclubs and piers along the West Side Highway where he danced, cruised and channelled into his early art the Utopian yearnings of hustlers, outcasts and would-be artists--people like himself.
Tate, of course, who joined Jackson and Chef Andrew Turner of Cafe Royal on Regent and turned tricks like his Pea and Sorrell Bonbon.
During that first marriage, according to one source, she probably turned tricks to help the family's cash flow.
Before she died of an overdose last year, Kelly told police Boyd normally only buddied up with her and turned tricks if her pals were doing it too.
For much of his career Cole has turned tricks but now he's beginning to turn games - his beautifully-struck opener on Saturday sparked Northern Ireland's collapse in his first competitive international under Sven Goran Eriksson.
While her protester pals attended college in the off hours, Hollibaugh turned tricks, danced burlesque, and stripped in clubs to make ends meet.