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

     

    spoof

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    verb
    BrE BrE//spuːf//
     
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    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spoof
    BrE BrE//spuːf//
     
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    he / she / it spoofs
    BrE BrE//spuːfs//
     
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    past simple spoofed
    BrE BrE//spuːft//
     
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    past participle spoofed
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    -ing form spoofing
    BrE BrE//ˈspuːfɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1spoof something to copy a film/movie, television programme, etc. in an amusing way by exaggerating its main features It is a movie that spoofs other movies. Wordfindercaricature, comedy, funny, joke, parody, pun, sketch, slapstick, spoof, take-off
  2. 2spoof something to send an email that appears to come from somebody else’s email address Someone has been spoofing my address. See related entries: Email
  3. Word Origin late 19th cent.: coined by Arthur Roberts (1852–1933), English comedian.
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