Definition of feign verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

feign

 verb
verb
NAmE//feɪn//
 
feign somethingfeign to do somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they feign
 
he / she / it feigns
 
past simple feigned
 
-ing form feigning
 
 
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to pretend that you have a particular feeling or that you are sick, tired, etc. He survived the massacre by feigning death. “Who cares?” said Alex, feigning indifference. “A present for me?” she asked with feigned surprise.
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