fake

fake
fake1 [fāk]
vt., vi.
faked, faking [earlier feague, feake, ult. < ? Ger fegen, polish, sweep, in 17th-c. thieves' slang, to clean out a (victim's) purse]
1.
a) to make (something) seem real, satisfactory, etc. by any sort of deception or tampering
b) to practice deception by pretending or simulating (something)
2. to improvise
n.
1. anything or anyone not genuine; fraud; counterfeit
2. Informal a deceptive act, movement, etc.
adj.
1. fraudulent; not genuine; sham; false
2. artificial; not real; specif., made of synthetic fibers, to resemble animal fur [fake fur]
SYN.- FALSE, QUACK2
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fake out
Informal to deceive or outmaneuver as by a feint, bluff, or deceptive act
faker
n.
fakery
n.
fake2 [fāk]
vt.
faked, faking [< ?]
Naut. to lay out (a line) in long, parallel, partly overlapping lengths so that it will run out freely without kinking: usually with down

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