Trick vs Squeeze - What's the difference?

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In context|slang|lang=en terms the difference between trick and squeeze

is that trick is (slang) a customer to a prostitute while squeeze is (slang) a romantic partner.

In context|card games|lang=en terms the difference between trick and squeeze

is that trick is (card games) a sequence in which each player plays a card and a winning play is determined while squeeze is (card games) a play that forces an opponent to discard a card that gives up one or more tricks.

As nouns the difference between trick and squeeze

is that trick is something designed to fool or swindle while squeeze is a difficult position.

As verbs the difference between trick and squeeze

is that trick is to fool; to cause to believe something untrue; to deceive while squeeze is to apply pressure to from two or more sides at once.

As a adjective trick

is (slang) stylish or cool.




  • (slang) Stylish or cool.
  • Wow, your new sportscar is so trick .


    (en noun)
  • Something designed to fool or swindle.
  • A single piece (or business) of a magician's (or any variety entertainer's) act.
  • An effective, clever or quick way of doing something.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Welcome to the plastisphere , passage=Plastics are energy-rich substances, which is why many of them burn so readily. Any organism that could unlock and use that energy would do well in the Anthropocene. Terrestrial bacteria and fungi which can manage this trick are already familiar to experts in the field.}}
  • Mischievous or annoying behavior; a prank.
  • the tricks of boys
  • (dated) A particular habit or manner; a peculiarity; a trait.
  • a trick''' of drumming with the fingers; a '''trick of frowning
  • * William Shakespeare, King Lear act IV, scene VI:
  • The trick of that voice I do well remember.
  • * William Shakespeare,King John Act I, scene I
  • He hath a trick of Cœur de Lion's face.
  • A knot, braid, or plait of hair.
  • (Ben Jonson)
  • (card games) A sequence in which each player plays a card and a winning play is determined.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • On one nice trick depends the general fate.
  • (slang) An act of prostitution. Generally used with turn .
  • (slang) A customer to a prostitute.
  • An entertaining difficult physical action.
  • A daily period of work, especially in shift-based jobs.
  • * 1885 , Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, The Conductor and Brakeman , page 496:
  • On third trick from 12 m. to 8 am, we have W. A. White, formerly operator at Wallula, who thus far has given general satisfaction.
  • * 1899 , New York (State), Bureau of Statistics, Deptartment of Labor, Annual Report :
  • Woodside Junction—On 8 hour basis, first trick' $60, second '''trick''' $60, third ' trick $50.
  • * 1949 , Labor arbitration reports , page 738:
  • The Union contends that Fifer was entitled to promotion to the position of Group Leader on the third trick in the Core Room Department.
  • (nautical) A sailor's spell of work at the helm, usually two hours long.
  • A toy; a trifle; a plaything.
  • (Shakespeare)


    * (something designed to trick) artifice, con, gambit, ploy, rip-off, See also * (magic trick) illusion, magic trick, sleight of hand * (customer to a prostitute) john, see also * (entertaining difficult physical action) * (daily period of work) shift


    (en verb)
  • To fool; to cause to believe something untrue; to deceive.
  • You tried to trick me when you said that house was underpriced.
  • (heraldry) To draw (as opposed to blazon - to describe in words).
  • * 1600 , Hamlet , , by Shakespeare
  • The rugged Pyrrhus, he whose sable arms, / Black as his purpose, did the night resemble / When he lay couched in the ominous horse, / Hath now this dread and black complexion smear'd / With heraldry more dismal; head to foot / Now is he total gules; horridly trick'd / With blood of fathers, mothers, daughters, sons
  • * Ben Jonson
  • They forget that they are in the statutes: there they are tricked , they and their pedigrees.
  • To dress; to decorate; to adorn fantastically; often followed by up'', ''off'', or ''out .
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Trick her off in air.
  • * John Locke
  • Tricking up their children in fine clothes.
  • * Macaulay
  • They are simple, but majestic, records of the feelings of the poet; as little tricked out for the public eye as his diary would have been.


    * (to fool) con, dupe, fool, gull, have, hoodwink, pull the wool over someone's eyes, rip off * (to trick out) mod * See also

    Derived terms

    * bag of tricks * cheap trick * dirty trick * do the trick * hat trick * how's tricks? * Jedi mind trick * magic trick * politricks * tricker * trickery * trickiness * tricknology * trick out * trick or treat * trick point * trick shot * trickster * tricky * turn a trick, turn tricks




  • To apply pressure to from two or more sides at once
  • I squeezed the ball between my hands.
    Please don't squeeze the toothpaste tube in the middle.
  • * 1922 , (Virginia Woolf), (w, Jacob's Room) Chapter 1
  • "Over there—by the rock," Steele muttered, with his brush between his teeth, squeezing out raw sienna, and keeping his eyes fixed on Betty Flanders's back.
  • (ambitransitive) To fit into a tight place
  • I managed to squeeze the car into that parking space.
    Can you squeeze through that gap?
  • * {{quote-news
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  • * 1908 ,
  • Could he not squeeze under the seat of a carriage? He had seen this method adopted by schoolboys, when the journey- money provided by thoughtful parents had been diverted to other and better ends.
  • To remove something with difficulty, or apparent difficulty
  • He squeezed some money out of his wallet.
  • To put in a difficult position by presenting two or more choices
  • I'm being squeezed between my job and my volunteer work.
  • * 2013 May 23, , " British Leader’s Liberal Turn Sets Off a Rebellion in His Party," New York Times (retrieved 29 May 2013):
  • At a time when Mr. Cameron is being squeezed from both sides — from the right by members of his own party and by the anti-immigrant, anti-Europe U.K. Independence Party, and from the left by his Liberal Democrat coalition partners — the move seemed uncharacteristically clunky.
  • (figurative) To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to harass.
  • * L'Estrange
  • In a civil war, people must expect to be crushed and squeezed toward the burden.
  • (baseball) To attempt to score a runner from third by bunting
  • Jones squeezed in Smith with a perfect bunt.

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from the verb "squeeze") * squeezable * squeezebox * squeeze in * squeeze out * squeezer * squeezy * unsqueeze


    (en noun)
  • A difficult position
  • I'm in a tight squeeze right now when it comes to my free time.
  • A traversal of a narrow passage
  • It was a tight squeeze , but I got through to the next section of the cave.
  • A hug or other affectionate grasp
  • a gentle squeeze on the arm
  • (slang) A romantic partner
  • I want to be your main squeeze
  • (baseball) The act of bunting in an attempt to score a runner from third
  • The game ended in exciting fashion with a failed squeeze .
  • (epigraphy) An impression of an inscription formed by pressing wet paper onto the surface and peeling off when dry.
  • The light not being good enough for photography, I took a squeeze of the stone.
  • (card games) A play that forces an opponent to discard a card that gives up one or more tricks.
  • (archaic) A bribe or fee paid to a middleman, especially in China.
  • See also

    * squash * squeegee * squish * margin squeeze