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Definition of feign verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



feign something feign 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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