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  • v. Past participle of trick out
  • adj. Decorated, dressed, or customized in an especially fancy, elaborate, or excessive manner.


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  • And on her other side sat a little boy not yet three, tricked out like a king of Macedonia—a wide-brimmed purple hat with the diadem tied around its crown, purple chlamys, purple tunic, purple boots.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Met in the foyer by Mr. Vassily Conducis and escorted to a box stunningly tricked out with lilies of the valley, she wore —

    Killer Dolphin

  • After awhile, we removed for carousel to another room, which I found tricked out with all manner of rarities; and the host paid me particular attention, addressing his talk to me, for that he took me to be a guest of his guests; whilst in like manner these two made much of me, taking me for a friend of their friend the house-master.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • When it was partly dry, she rose from her stool, tramped some distance away to the crest of a hillock, seated herself on her shooting-stick and contemplated her work through a lorgnette tricked out with diamonds.

    Scales of Justice

  • Larry has tricked out a little wooden barn with a gigantic Peavey PA system, a bar, and a lava lamp.


  • I would as soon see you, Mr. Rochester, tricked out in stage-trappings, as myself clad in a court-lady's robe; and I don't call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly: far too dearly to flatter you.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. II.

  • I quickly rewrite the scene at the prom when Duckie appears all tricked out in his alterna-tuxedo and admires Andie’s off-the-shoulder pink number.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • One other I met at Jen-kan's house, a weedy, pathetic little lad of about eleven, tricked out in a gold crown and sceptre and a robe fairly crusted with jewels; everyone fawned on him and knocked head something extravagant, for he was the Tien Kuei, the Junior Lord, son of the Heavenly King — which made him Jesus's nephew, I suppose.

    Flashman and the Dragon


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  • Show regular Richie Acosta had his tricked out Pete and stainless steel reefer combination on hand for show goers to see up close. No matter how many times you see Richie's Pete, you always stop and stare when he pulls in.
    --Robert Conrad, 2008, Movin' Out, 33(2): 1

    March 10, 2008