Definition of feint verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

feint

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//feɪnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//feɪnt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they feint
BrE BrE//feɪnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//feɪnt//
 
he / she / it feints
BrE BrE//feɪnts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//feɪnts//
 
past simple feinted
BrE BrE//ˈfeɪntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfeɪntɪd//
 
past participle feinted
BrE BrE//ˈfeɪntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfeɪntɪd//
 
-ing form feinting
BrE BrE//ˈfeɪntɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfeɪntɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] (especially in sport) to confuse your opponent by making them think you are going to do one thing when you are really going to do something else Word Origin late 17th cent.: from French feinte, past participle (used as a noun) of feindre ‘feign’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: feint

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