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fake



Pronunciation: (fāk), [key]
v., faked, fak•ing,
n., adj.


v.t.
1. prepare or make (something specious, deceptive, or fraudulent): to fake a report showing nonexistent profits.
2. to conceal the defects of or make appear more attractive, interesting, valuable, etc., usually in order to deceive: The story was faked a bit to make it more sensational.
3. to pretend; simulate: to fake illness.
4. to accomplish by trial and error or by improvising: I don't know the job, but I can fake it.
5. to trick or deceive (an opponent) by making a fake (often fol. by out): The running back faked out the defender with a deft move and scored.
6. Jazz.
a. to improvise: to fake an accompaniment.
b. to play (music) without reading from a score.

v.i.
1. to fake something; pretend.
2. to give a fake to an opponent.
3. fake out, Slang.
a. to trick; deceive: She faked me out by acting friendly and then stole my job.
b. to surprise, as by a sudden reversal: They thought we weren't coming back, but we faked them out by showing up during dinner.

n.
1. anything made to appear otherwise than it actually is; counterfeit: This diamond necklace is a fake.
2. a person who fakes; faker: The doctor with the reputed cure for cancer proved to be a fake.
3. a spurious report or story.
4. Sports.a simulated play or move intended to deceive an opponent.

adj.
designed to deceive or cheat; not real; counterfeit.

fake



Pronunciation: (fāk), [key]
v., faked, fak•ing,
n.
Naut.

v.t.
to lay (a rope) in a coil or series of long loops so as to allow to run freely without fouling or kinking (often fol. by down).

n.
1. any complete turn of a rope that has been faked down.
2. any of the various ways in which a rope may be faked down. Also,flake.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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