something that is years ago but is still used today, if you hear: "never gonna give you" just know that you have been rick rolled
really I wont rick roll you, I am not bad, cause it is bad, know that I wont do it, rick roll is old, of course this is not a rick roll, like- why would I do that, look at every letter after the coma.
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Deceiving a person or people to somehow watch, or see the "Never Gonna Give You Up" video by Rick Astley.
Rick Rolling can also be a real life act of the music clip - normally by playing the song and having an impostor sing or dance to the video. Thus "Rick Rolling" the unsuspecting audience.
It is popular on video's that promise exclusive footage - such as a GTA4 gameplay, Or Halo3 exclusive.
Someone just came into the stadium dressed as Rick Astley and danced, while the music was playing. We all got Rick Rolled.

Or

Clicking the link to a video of Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up", thus being Rick Rolled.
by Turnloose April 02, 2008
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When someone puts a missleading title on a video on Youtube that halfway through switches to the music video "Never Gonna Give You Up", by Ricky Astley. Usually done right before an anticipated scene in the video.
I wanted to watch the video of the Sneezing Panda, but right before it sneezed, I got Rick rolled.
by Jeo58 August 13, 2008
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Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you
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Rick rolling is were you show a calm video then Boom rick Astley never gonna give you up plays pissing of the watcher
by A meme'er October 28, 2017
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Originally, to trick someone into watching the extremely catchy "Never Gonna Give You Up" music video by the genius Rick Astley with a fake link (usually with the promise of an exclusive video).

Now used in a more general sense, for any sort of deception or trick.
"I asked for the newest Halo trailer and all I got was the Rickroll video."

"I really hope that J.K. Rowling hasn't rick rolled us with all this Dumbledore business. I would be so disappointed."

"I just rick rolled that guy into singing Evanescence at the top of his lungs in the middle of a Walmart by promising him a reward of $20,000."
by Luzerne December 08, 2007
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When searching for video on youtube.com and instead of getting what you want you end up watching one of Rick Astley's music videos...
Dave:" I went on youtube to check out Criss Angel's illusions and end up getting Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up"

Austin:" HA you got Rick Rolled"
by em456789 August 15, 2009
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