practical joke

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1. a prank intended to trick or embarrass someone

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play a practical joke on someone

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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.

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  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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