fakery


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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fakery - the act of faking (or the product of faking)
dissimulation, deception, dissembling, deceit - the act of deceiving
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