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  • 1 feint — feint …

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  • 2 Feint — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Feint» Sencillo de Epica del álbum The Phantom Agony Publicación 8 de Junio de 2003 Formato Cd …

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  • 3 Feint — is a French term that entered English from the discipline of fencing.[citation needed] Feints are maneuvers designed to distract or mislead, done by giving the impression that a certain maneuver will take place, while in fact another, or even… …

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  • 4 Feint — Feint, n. [F. feinte, fr. feint. See {Feint}, a.] 1. That which is feigned; an assumed or false appearance; a pretense; a stratagem; a fetch. [1913 Webster] Courtley s letter is but a feint to get off. Spectator. [1913 Webster] 2. A mock blow or… …

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  • 5 Feint — Feint, a. [F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign. See {Feign}.] Feigned; counterfeit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Dressed up into any feint appearance of it. Locke. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 feint — feint, feinte [ fɛ̃, fɛ̃t ] adj. • XIIe; de feindre 1 ♦ Vx Qui est inventé de toutes pièces. ⇒ 1. faux, imaginaire. « Par de feintes raisons je m en vais l abuser » (Racine). 2 ♦ Mod. Qui n est pas véritable, sincère, et vise généralement à… …

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  • 7 Feint — Feint, v. i. To make a feint, or mock attack. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 feint — (n.) 1670s, from Fr. feinte a feint, sham, abstract noun from O.Fr. feint (13c.) false, deceitful, originally fem. pp. of feindre (see FEIGN (Cf. feign)). Borrowed late 13c. as adj., but now obsolete in that sense. The verb is from early 14c.,… …

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  • 9 feint — Feint, [f]einte. part. Il a les significations de son verbe actif. Un mal feint. une amitié feinte. une histoire feinte. Il est aussi Adjectif, & signifie Qui dit, qui tesmoigne le contraire de ce qu il pense, & se joint presque tousjours avec… …

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  • 10 feint — Ⅰ. feint [1] ► NOUN ▪ a deceptive or pretended attacking movement, especially in boxing or fencing. ► VERB ▪ make a feint. ORIGIN French feinte, from feindre feign . Ⅱ. feint [2] …

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  • 11 feint — feint, einte (fin, fin t ) part. passé de feindre. 1°   Qui se fait, se produit pour tromper. Sa foi est feinte. •   Le fer étincelant, avec art détourné, Par de feints mouvements trompe l oeil étonné, VOLT. Henr. X.. 2°   Qui n est pas véritable …

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  • 12 feint — [fānt] n. [Fr feint < pp. of feindre: see FEIGN] 1. a false show; sham 2. a pretended blow or attack intended to take the opponent off his guard, as in boxing or warfare vi., vt. to deliver (such a blow or attack) …

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  • 13 feint — I noun ambush, artifice, camouflage, chicanery, counterfeit, deception, device, disguise, dodge, dupery, duplicity, fakery, false appearance, false pretense, gimmick, illusion, legerdemain, maneuver, mask, masquerade, pass, ploy, prestidigitation …

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  • 14 feint — n artifice, wile, ruse, gambit, ploy, stratagem, maneuver, *trick Analogous words: *pretense, pretension, make believe: hoaxing or hoax, hoodwinking, befooling (see corresponding verbs at DUPE): resort, expedient, shift (see RESOURCE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 feint — [n] pretense artifice, bait, blind, bluff, cheat, deceit, distraction, dodge, duck, expedient, fake, gambit, hoax, hoodwinking*, imposture, make believe, maneuver, mock attack, play, ploy, pretension, pretext, ruse, sham*, shift, snare, stall,… …

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  • 16 feint — /faynt/, n. 1. a movement made in order to deceive an adversary; an attack aimed at one place or point merely as a distraction from the real place or point of attack: military feints; the feints of a skilled fencer. 2. a feigned or assumed… …

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  • 17 feint — feint1 [ feınt ] noun count a movement that you pretend to make, especially to trick an opponent in a sport or fight feint feint 2 [ feınt ] verb intransitive or transitive to pretend to make a movement, especially to trick an opponent in a sport …

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  • 18 feint — The noun feint [17] and the adjective feint [19] are essentially different words, but they have a common ultimate origin. Feint ‘misleading mock attack’ was borrowed from French feinte, a noun use of the feminine form of the past participle of… …

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  • 19 feint — I UK [feɪnt] / US noun [countable] Word forms feint : singular feint plural feints a movement that you pretend to make, especially to trick an opponent in a sport or fight II UK [feɪnt] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms feint :… …

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  • 20 feint — The noun feint [17] and the adjective feint [19] are essentially different words, but they have a common ultimate origin. Feint ‘misleading mock attack’ was borrowed from French feinte, a noun use of the feminine form of the past participle of… …

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