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Definition of hoax verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    hoax

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//hoʊks//
     
    hoax somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hoax
     
    he / she / it hoaxes
     
    past simple hoaxed
     
    -ing form hoaxing
     
     
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  1. to trick someone by making them believe something that is not true, especially something unpleasant
  2.  
    noun Bomb hoaxers brought chaos to the city yesterday.
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