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

 

hoax

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//həʊks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hoʊks//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hoax
BrE BrE//həʊks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hoʊks//
 
he / she / it hoaxes
BrE BrE//ˈhəʊksɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhoʊksɪz//
 
past simple hoaxed
BrE BrE//həʊkst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hoʊkst//
 
past participle hoaxed
BrE BrE//həʊkst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hoʊkst//
 
-ing form hoaxing
BrE BrE//ˈhəʊksɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhoʊksɪŋ//
 
Dishonest
 
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hoax somebody to trick somebody by making them believe something that is not true, especially something unpleasant He hoaxed us by sending a friend instead of coming himself. We’d never met him so we had no reason to think it wasn’t him. See related entries: Dishonest Word Origin late 18th cent. (as a verb): probably a contraction of hocus.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hoax

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