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prank

  
[2]  
      vb  
1    tr   to dress or decorate showily or gaudily  
2    intr   to make an ostentatious display  
     (C16: from Middle Dutch pronken; related to German Prunk splendour, prangen to be in full splendour)  
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prank   [1]  
      n   a mischievous trick or joke, esp. one in which something is done rather than said  
     (C16: of unknown origin)  
  prankish      adj  

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prank

  
  
antic, caper, escapade, frolic, jape, lark     (informal)   practical joke, skylarking     (informal)   trick  

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prankish, prang, prankster, prawn

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n.
a prank on Twitter consisting of posting a link to a picture of a duck on wheels
n.
a prank on Twitter consisting of posting a link to a video of Rick Astley singing

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