Shammed
Sham Sham, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shammed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shamming}.] 1. To trick; to cheat; to deceive or delude with false pretenses. [1913 Webster]

Fooled and shammed into a conviction. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

2. To obtrude by fraud or imposition. [R.] [1913 Webster]

We must have a care that we do not . . . sham fallacies upon the world for current reason. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

3. To assume the manner and character of; to imitate; to ape; to feign. [1913 Webster]

{To sham Abram} or {To sham Abraham}, to feign sickness; to malinger. Hence a malingerer is called, in sailors' cant, Sham Abram, or Sham Abraham. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • shammed — adj. fraudulent; faked, feigned ʃæm n. counterfeit, fraud, hoax, fake; someone who pretends to be something he is not; pretense; decorative or protective covering (i.e. for a pillow, etc.) v. pretend, feign; trick, deceive adj. false,… …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Sham — Sham, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shammed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shamming}.] 1. To trick; to cheat; to deceive or delude with false pretenses. [1913 Webster] Fooled and shammed into a conviction. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. To obtrude by fraud or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shamming — Sham Sham, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shammed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shamming}.] 1. To trick; to cheat; to deceive or delude with false pretenses. [1913 Webster] Fooled and shammed into a conviction. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. To obtrude by fraud or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To sham Abraham — Sham Sham, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shammed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shamming}.] 1. To trick; to cheat; to deceive or delude with false pretenses. [1913 Webster] Fooled and shammed into a conviction. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. To obtrude by fraud or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To sham Abram — Sham Sham, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shammed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shamming}.] 1. To trick; to cheat; to deceive or delude with false pretenses. [1913 Webster] Fooled and shammed into a conviction. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. To obtrude by fraud or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • sham — I UK [ʃæm] / US noun [singular] Word forms sham : singular sham plural shams 1) something that people pretend is good, serious, or honest but is really not 2) someone who tricks people by claiming they are something that they are not II UK [ʃæm]… …   English dictionary

  • assume — transitive verb (assumed; assuming) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin assumere, from ad + sumere to take more at consume Date: 15th century 1. a. to take up or in ; receive b. to take into partners …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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