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Definition of fake verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fake
    he / she / it fakes
    past simple faked
    -ing form faking
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  1. 1[transitive] fake something to make something false appear to be genuine, especially in order to cheat someone She faked her mother's signature on the document. He arranged the accident in order to fake his own death.
  2. 2[transitive, intransitive] fake (something) to pretend to have a particular feeling, illness, etc. She's not really sick—she's just faking it. He faked a yawn.
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