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fake 1

 (fāk)
adj.
Having a false or misleading appearance; fraudulent.
n.
1. One that is not authentic or genuine; a sham.
2. Sports A brief feint or aborted change of direction intended to mislead one's opponent or the opposing team.
v. faked, fak·ing, fakes
v.tr.
1. To contrive and present as genuine; counterfeit: fake a signature.
2. To simulate; feign: faked his death so his wife would collect insurance money.
3. Music To improvise (a passage).
4. Sports To deceive (an opponent) with a fake. Often used with out.
v.intr.
1. To engage in feigning, simulation, or other deceptive activity.
2. Sports To perform a fake.

[From earlier slang, to do, rob, tamper with, from earlier feak, to beat and feague, to beat, set moving, cause (a horse) to hold its tail high by artificial means, fake (as in feager, one using false documents), perhaps from German fegen, to sweep, move briskly, torment, or Dutch vegen, to sweep.]

fak′er n.
fak′er·y (fā′kə-rē) n.

fake 2

 (fāk)
n.
One loop or winding of a coiled rope or cable.
tr.v. faked, fak·ing, fakes
To coil (a rope or cable).

[Middle English faken, to coil a rope.]

fake

(feɪk)
vb
1. (tr) to cause (something inferior or not genuine) to appear more valuable, desirable, or real by fraud or pretence
2. to pretend to have (an illness, emotion, etc): to fake a headache.
3. (Theatre) to improvise (music, stage dialogue, etc)
n
an object, person, or act that is not genuine; sham, counterfeit, or forgery
adj
not genuine; spurious
[originally (C18) thieves' slang to mug or do someone; probably via Polari from Italian facciare to make or do]
ˈfaker n
ˈfakery n

fake

(feɪk) nautical
vb
(Nautical Terms) (usually foll by: down) to coil (a rope) on deck
n
(Nautical Terms) one round of a coil of rope
[Middle English faken, perhaps via Lingua Franca from Italian facciare to make or do; see fake1]

fake1

(feɪk)

v. faked, fak•ing,
n., adj. v.t.
1. to create or render so as to mislead, deceive, or defraud others: to fake a report.
2. to pretend; feign: to fake illness.
3. to counterfeit: to fake a person's signature.
4. to accomplish by improvising.
5. to trick (an opponent) by making a fake (often fol. by out).
6. to improvise.
v.i.
7. to fake something; pretend.
8. to give a fake to an opponent.
9. fake out, Slang. to trick; outwit.
n.
10. anything that misleads or defrauds others by seeming to be what it is not.
11. a person who fakes.
12. a simulated play or move intended to deceive an opponent.
adj.
13. counterfeit.
[1805–15; orig. vagrants' slang: to do for, rob, kill (someone), shape (something); perhaps alter. of obsolete feak, feague to beat, akin to Dutch veeg a slap, vegen to sweep, wipe]
fak′er, n.
fak′er•y, n.

fake2

(feɪk)

v. faked, fak•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to lay (a rope) in a fake.
n.
2. any complete loop of a rope.
[1350–1400; Middle English: to coil (a rope), of obscure orig.]

fake


Past participle: faked
Gerund: faking

Imperative
fake
fake
Present
I fake
you fake
he/she/it fakes
we fake
you fake
they fake
Preterite
I faked
you faked
he/she/it faked
we faked
you faked
they faked
Present Continuous
I am faking
you are faking
he/she/it is faking
we are faking
you are faking
they are faking
Present Perfect
I have faked
you have faked
he/she/it has faked
we have faked
you have faked
they have faked
Past Continuous
I was faking
you were faking
he/she/it was faking
we were faking
you were faking
they were faking
Past Perfect
I had faked
you had faked
he/she/it had faked
we had faked
you had faked
they had faked
Future
I will fake
you will fake
he/she/it will fake
we will fake
you will fake
they will fake
Future Perfect
I will have faked
you will have faked
he/she/it will have faked
we will have faked
you will have faked
they will have faked
Future Continuous
I will be faking
you will be faking
he/she/it will be faking
we will be faking
you will be faking
they will be faking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been faking
you have been faking
he/she/it has been faking
we have been faking
you have been faking
they have been faking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been faking
you will have been faking
he/she/it will have been faking
we will have been faking
you will have been faking
they will have been faking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been faking
you had been faking
he/she/it had been faking
we had been faking
you had been faking
they had been faking
Conditional
I would fake
you would fake
he/she/it would fake
we would fake
you would fake
they would fake
Past Conditional
I would have faked
you would have faked
he/she/it would have faked
we would have faked
you would have faked
they would have faked

fake

to feign
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fake - something that is a counterfeitfake - something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
fake book - a fake in the form of an imitation book; used to fill bookcases of people who wish to appear scholarly
imitation - something copied or derived from an original
Potemkin village - something that seems impressive but in fact lacks substance
2.fake - a person who makes deceitful pretensesfake - a person who makes deceitful pretenses
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
name dropper - someone who pretends that famous people are his/her friends
ringer - a contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses
3.fake - (football) a deceptive move made by a football player
feint - any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
Verb1.fake - make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
re-create - create anew; "Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale"
2.fake - tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"
chisel, cheat - engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud; "Who's chiseling on the side?"
juggle - manipulate by or as if by moving around components; "juggle an account so as to hide a deficit"
3.fake - speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths; "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"
dissemble, feign, pretend, sham, affect - make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
Adj.1.fake - fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
counterfeit, imitative - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"
2.fake - not genuine or realfake - not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide"
artificial, unreal - contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"

fake

adjective
1. artificial, false, forged, counterfeit, affected, assumed, put-on, pretend (informal), mock, imitation, sham, pseudo (informal), feigned, pinchbeck, phoney or phony (informal) The bank manager is said to have issued fake certificates.
artificial real, true, actual, genuine, legitimate, faithful, authentic, honest, veritable, bona fide, dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal)
noun
1. forgery, copy, fraud, reproduction, dummy, imitation, hoax, counterfeit It is filled with famous works of art, and every one of them is a fake.
2. charlatan, deceiver, sham, quack, mountebank, phoney or phony (informal) She denied claims that she is a fake.
verb
2. sham, affect, assume, put on, pretend, simulate, feign, go through the motions of He faked nonchalance.

fake

adjective
Fraudulently or deceptively imitative:
noun
2. A fraudulent imitation:
verb
1. To contrive and present as genuine:
2. To make a fraudulent copy of:
3. To impart a false character to (something) by alteration:
4. To take on or give a false appearance of:
Idiom: make believe.
5. To behave affectedly or insincerely or take on a false or misleading appearance of:
6. To compose or recite without preparation:
Idiom: wing it.
Translations
مُزَيَّفيُزّيِّف، يُقَلِّدتَقْليد، غِشزَائِفزائِف، كاذِب
falešnýnapodobeninanapodobitpadělekpodvodník
forfalsketforfalskningimiteretsvindleruægte
väärennettyväärennös
krivotvorinalažan
ál-
eftirlíkingfalsafalsaîur, óektafalskurloddari
模造の模造品
가짜의위조품
apsimetėlisapsišaukėlisfalsifikatasfalsifikuotiklastotė
blēdisviltojumsviltotviltotsviltvārdis
ponaredekponareditiponarejen
förfalskningoäkta
ของปลอมปลอม
sahtesahte/taklit şeysahtekârsahtekâr kimsesahtesini yapmak
đồ giảgiả

fake

[feɪk]
A. N (= thing, picture) → falsificación f; (= person) → impostor(a) m/f, embustero/a m/f; (as term of abuse) → farsante mf
B. ADJfalso
C. VT
1. [+ accounts] → falsificar
to fake an illnessfingirse enfermo
2. (US) (= improvise) → improvisar
D. VIfingir, simular

fake

[ˈfeɪk]
n
(= false painting, antique, passport, document) → faux m (= false photo) → trucage m
The painting was a fake → Le tableau était un faux.
His illness is a fake
BUT Sa maladie est une comédie.
(= person) → imposteur m
adj
(= counterfeit) [document, passport, ID] → faux(fausse); [alibi] → faux(fausse)
(= artificial) [flowers, snow] → artificiel(le); [blood] → faux(fausse); [fur] → faux(fausse)
She wore fake fur → Elle portait une fausse fourrure.
a fake tan → un bronzage artificiel
vt
(= simulate) [+ injury, illness] → simuler; [+ orgasm] → simuler; [+ emotions] → feindre
to fake one's own death → simuler sa propre mort
(= counterfeit) [+ document] → falsifier; [+ photo] → truquer

fake

adjunecht; certificate, banknote, paintinggefälscht; fake furPelzimitation f; a fake suntanBräune faus der Flasche
n (= object)Fälschung f; (jewellery) → Imitation f; (= person, trickster) → Schwindler(in) m(f); (feigning illness) → Simulant(in) m(f); the passport/painting was a fakeder Pass/das Gemälde war gefälscht
vtvortäuschen; picture, document, results, evidence etcfälschen; bill, burglary, crashfingieren; jewelleryimitieren, nachmachen; electionsmanipulieren; to fake an illness(eine Krankheit) simulieren or vortäuschen

fake

[feɪk]
1. n (picture) → falso; (thing) → imitazione f; (person) → impostore/a
his illness is a fake → fa finta di essere malato
2. adjfalso/a, fasullo/a
3. vt (accounts) → falsificare; (illness) → fingere; (painting) → contraffare
4. vifingere

fake

(feik) noun
1. a worthless imitation (especially intended to deceive); a forgery. That picture is a fake.
2. a person who pretends to be something he is not. He pretended to be a doctor, but he was a fake.
adjective
1. made in imitation of something more valuable, especially with the intention of deceiving. fake diamonds.
2. pretending to be something one is not. a fake clergyman.
verb
to pretend or imitate in order to deceive. to fake a signature.

fake

زَائِف, مُزَيَّف falešný, napodobenina forfalsket, forfalskning Fälschung, unecht απομίμηση, πλαστός falsificación, falsificado, falso väärennetty, väärennös faux krivotvorina, lažan falso 模造の, 模造品 가짜의, 위조품 namaak-, vervalsing forfalsket, forfalskning imitacja, zmyślony falso подделка, поддельный förfalskning, oäkta ของปลอม, ปลอม sahte đồ giả, giả 假的, 假货

fake

vi. fingir; falsificar, simular, pretender.
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