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spoof

 (spo͞of)
n.
1. A satirical imitation; a parody or send-up.
2. A deception or ruse.
tr.v. spoofed, spoof·ing, spoofs
1. To do a spoof of; satirize.
2. To play a trick on; deceive.
3. Computers To assume or emulate the identity of (another user or device) in order to gain access to a system.

[After Spoof, name of a game involving trickery and nonsense invented by Arthur Roberts (1852-1933), British comedian.]

spoof

(spuːf)
n
1. a mildly satirical mockery or parody; lampoon: a spoof on party politics.
2. a good-humoured deception or trick; prank
vb
3. to indulge in a spoof of (a person or thing)
4. (Computer Science) to communicate electronically under a false identity
[C19: coined by A. Roberts (1852–1933), English comedian, to designate a game of his own invention]
ˈspoofer n

spoof

(spuf)

n.
1. a light-hearted imitation of someone or something; lampoon or parody.
2. a hoax; prank.
v.t.
3. to mock (something or someone) lightly and good-humoredly; kid.
4. to fool by a hoax.
v.i.
5. to scoff at something lightly and good-humoredly; kid.
[1885–90; after a game invented and named by Arthur Roberts (1852–1933), British comedian]

spoof


Past participle: spoofed
Gerund: spoofing

Imperative
spoof
spoof
Present
I spoof
you spoof
he/she/it spoofs
we spoof
you spoof
they spoof
Preterite
I spoofed
you spoofed
he/she/it spoofed
we spoofed
you spoofed
they spoofed
Present Continuous
I am spoofing
you are spoofing
he/she/it is spoofing
we are spoofing
you are spoofing
they are spoofing
Present Perfect
I have spoofed
you have spoofed
he/she/it has spoofed
we have spoofed
you have spoofed
they have spoofed
Past Continuous
I was spoofing
you were spoofing
he/she/it was spoofing
we were spoofing
you were spoofing
they were spoofing
Past Perfect
I had spoofed
you had spoofed
he/she/it had spoofed
we had spoofed
you had spoofed
they had spoofed
Future
I will spoof
you will spoof
he/she/it will spoof
we will spoof
you will spoof
they will spoof
Future Perfect
I will have spoofed
you will have spoofed
he/she/it will have spoofed
we will have spoofed
you will have spoofed
they will have spoofed
Future Continuous
I will be spoofing
you will be spoofing
he/she/it will be spoofing
we will be spoofing
you will be spoofing
they will be spoofing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spoofing
you have been spoofing
he/she/it has been spoofing
we have been spoofing
you have been spoofing
they have been spoofing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spoofing
you will have been spoofing
he/she/it will have been spoofing
we will have been spoofing
you will have been spoofing
they will have been spoofing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spoofing
you had been spoofing
he/she/it had been spoofing
we had been spoofing
you had been spoofing
they had been spoofing
Conditional
I would spoof
you would spoof
he/she/it would spoof
we would spoof
you would spoof
they would spoof
Past Conditional
I would have spoofed
you would have spoofed
he/she/it would have spoofed
we would have spoofed
you would have spoofed
they would have spoofed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spoof - a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous wayspoof - a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
caricature, impersonation, imitation - a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
Verb1.spoof - make a parody of; "The students spoofed the teachers"
mock - imitate with mockery and derision; "The children mocked their handicapped classmate"
travesty - make a travesty of

spoof

noun (Informal) parody, take-off (informal), satire, caricature, mockery, send-up (Brit. informal), travesty, lampoon, burlesque a spoof on Hollywood life
Translations
غِش، خِداع
karikaturaparodie
parodi
svindli
gáskafengin skopstæling
parodija
alaya almadalga geçme

spoof

[spuːf]
A. N (= parody) → burla f, parodia f; (= hoax) → trampa f, truco m
B. ADJ spoof lettercarta f paródica
C. VT (= parody) → parodiar; (= trick) → engañar
D. VIbromear

spoof

[ˈspuːf]
n
(= parody) → parodie f
a spoof on sth → une parodie de qch
(= hoax) → canular m
modif [film, documentary] → parodique

spoof

(inf)
n
(= parody)Parodie f (→ of auf +acc)
(= hoax)Ulk m (inf), → (April)scherz m (inf)
adj attr poem, programme etcparodiert; versionverballhornt
vt (= parody) novelparodieren; poem alsoverballhornen

spoof

[spuːf] n (fam) → parodia

spoof

(spuːf) noun
a ridiculous imitation, intended to be humorous.
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On the other hand, face recognition-based login system are more user-friendly, but are more susceptible to spoof attacks, as the source data of an authorized person can easily be obtained from social network websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., or can be directly taken from the user at a distance [9].
Spoof emails may request personal information or payment.
The authorities are particularly concerned because the fraudsters appear to be calling from a genuine Home Office telephone number which, in fact, has been "spoofed".
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True, inspiration doesn't flare and flair up on cue, but the high standard of 'unexpected' entertainment that the Mommy D spoof set last week could make succeeding telecasts look drab and anticlimactic, unless the show's outrageous surprise factor is sustained.
Once the deadline has passed, scammers often change tactics and will try to spoof users with messages of rebates.
Report an IP address spoof: It is difficult to fully guard against identity spoofing, as services such as Facebook and Twitter allow anyone to set up an account in any name.
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It said the deception had become a "major problem", with Ofcom estimating that as many as two billion nuisance calls were made each year using spoofed numbers.
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Paul Wright, vice-chairman of the club, said: "Our social secretaries have excelled themselves this year by producing this spoof video, and it's a nice touch to angle it towards the Old Wheats around the world too.
Customers also have the option of purchasing their own Spoof number which can be a local telephone number or a toll free number that is forwarded to a telephone of their choice.