fake
I. transitive verb (faked; faking) Etymology: Middle English Date: 15th century to coil in fakes II. noun Date: 1627 one loop of a coil (as of ship's rope or a fire hose) coiled free for running III. adjective Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1775 counterfeit, sham IV. noun Date: 1827 one that is not what it purports to be: as a. a worthless imitation passed off as genuine b. impostor, charlatan c. a simulated movement in a sports contest (as a pretended kick, pass, or jump or a quick movement in one direction before going in another) designed to deceive an opponent d. a device or apparatus used by a magician to achieve the illusion of magic in a trick Synonyms: see imposture V. verb (faked; faking) Date: 1851 transitive verb 1. to alter, manipulate, or treat so as to give a spuriously genuine appearance to ; doctor <
faked the lab results
>
2. counterfeit, simulate, concoct <
faked a heart attack
>
3. to deceive (an opponent) in a sports contest by means of a fake 4. improvise, ad-lib <
whistle a few bars…and I'll fake the rest — Robert Sylvester
>
intransitive verb 1. to engage in faking something ; pretend — sometimes used with it <
if you don't have the answers, fake it
>
2. to give a fake to an opponent • faker nounfakery noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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