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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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