Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

practical joke

practical joke
1) a prank intended to trick or embarrass someone
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    • play a practical joke on someone
  • Analysis

    A 'practical joke' is a prank, trick or physical joke played on someone usually in order to cause embarrassment or to make them feel foolish in front of others. This is a term you will hear used more often in social contexts.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I glued my sister's favourite coffee cup to the table as a practical joke. She was not happy!
    2. Why did you hide my car keys? Was it supposed to be some kind of practical joke?
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