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

 

dummy

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈdʌmi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʌmi//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dummy
BrE BrE//ˈdʌmi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʌmi//
 
he / she / it dummies
BrE BrE//ˈdʌmiz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʌmiz//
 
past simple dummied
BrE BrE//ˈdʌmid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʌmid//
 
past participle dummied
BrE BrE//ˈdʌmid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʌmid//
 
-ing form dummying
BrE BrE//ˈdʌmiɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʌmiɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] (in football (soccer )) to pretend to make a particular move in order to confuse your opponent dummy something She dummied a shot that brought the goalie to her knees. He was accused of dummying a penalty. + adv./prep. He dummied past five defenders, then shot at the near post. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from dumb + -y. The original sense was ‘a person who cannot speak’, then ‘an imaginary fourth player in whist’ (mid 18th cent.), whence ‘a substitute for the real thing’ and ‘a model of a human being’ (mid 19th cent.).
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