fake out
transitive verb Date: 1949 to deliberately mislead ; fool, trick

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fake out — ˌfake ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they fake out he/she/it fakes out present participle faking out past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • fake out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms fake out : present tense I/you/we/they fake out he/she/it fakes out present participle faking out past tense faked out past participle faked out American to trick someone by pretending something or by behaving …   English dictionary

  • fake out — v To cheat or deceive. He faked me out when he told me the Vette was his. 1960s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • fake-out — …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   English World dictionary

  • fake — fake1 /fayk/, v., faked, faking, n., adj. v.t. 1. prepare or make (something specious, deceptive, or fraudulent): to fake a report showing nonexistent profits. 2. to conceal the defects of or make appear more attractive, interesting, valuable,… …   Universalium

  • fake — fake1 [feık] n 1.) a copy of a valuable object, painting etc that is intended to deceive people ▪ The painting was judged a fake. ▪ Jones can spot a fake from 20 feet away. 2.) someone who is not what they claim to be or does not have the skills… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fake — I [[t]feɪk[/t]] v. faked, fak•ing, n. adj. 1) to create or render so as to mislead, deceive, or defraud others: to fake a report[/ex] 2) to pretend; feign: to fake illness[/ex] 3) to counterfeit: to fake a person s signature[/ex] 4) to accomplish …   From formal English to slang

  • fake — v. (esp. AE) (usu. sports) (d; tr.) to fake out of (to fake an opposing player out of position) * * * [feɪk] (esp. AE) (usu. sports) (d; tr.) to fake out of (to fake an opposing player out of position) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • fake — I UK [feɪk] / US adjective made to look like something real in order to trick people a fake passport/visa/document a) made to look like something else, especially something expensive fake fur/pearls/leather a fake tan b) a fake action or feeling… …   English dictionary

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