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Definition 1: a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for prank in the sense of this definition

(prank is a kind of ...) an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

"scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists" "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles" "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"

(... is a kind of prank ) an unkind or aggressive trick

(... is a kind of prank ) a prank or trick played on a person (especially one intended to make the victim appear foolish)

Definition 2: acting like a clown or buffoon - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for prank in the sense of this definition

(prank is a kind of ...) foolish or senseless behavior

(... is a kind of prank ) (Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning

"his shtik made us laugh"

Definition 3: dress up showily - [verb of body]

Samples where prank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He pranked himself out in his best clothes

(prank is a kind of ...) put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive

"She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera" "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"

Definition 4: dress or decorate showily or gaudily - [verb of creation]

Samples where prank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Roses were pranking the lawn

(prank is a kind of ...) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

"Decorate the room for the party" "beautify yourself for the special day"

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