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Prank


PRANK, verb transitive To adorn in a showy manner; to dress or adjust to ostentation.

In sumptuous tire she joyed herself to prank

It is often followed by up.

--And me, poor lowly maid,

Most goddess-like prankt up.

PRANK, noun Properly, a sudden start or sally. [See Prance.] Hence, a wild flight; a capering; a gambol.

1. A capricious action; a ludicrous or merry trick, or a mischievous act, rather for sport than injury. Children often play their pranks on each other.

--In came the harpies and played their accustomed pranks.

PRANK, adjective Frolicksome; full of gambols or tricks.