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  • n  something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
  • n  a person who makes deceitful pretenses
  • n  (football) a deceptive move made by a football player
  • v  make a copy of with the intent to deceive
    he faked the signature
  • v  tamper, with the purpose of deception
  • v  speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths
    The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it
  • s  fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
  • s  not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; it's real synthetic fur"
    it isn't fake anything

  • In early 1998, customs officials found fake Treasury notes hidden in the suitcase of a Filipino Jesuit priest.
  • Following on from Bill Powell's post below about the fake People's Daily editor, it is well worth noting that while there are undoubtedly many con artists like this around .
  • It would have been a lot more exciting to know before we fake made out.

  • Michael Bloomberg in Reuters
    While the bombs these terrorists attempted to plant tonight were -- unbeknownst to them -- fake, this latest attempt to attack our freedoms shows that the homeland security threats against New York City are sadly all too real,New York Mayor...
  • Tyra Banks in FOXNews
    I don't want to sit in front of you and be soap-boxy and fake and say, `I love myself, I'm beautiful, it's great,'says Banks, who is 5 feet 10 inches tall. "I still feel hot, but every day is different. It's when I put on the jeans that...
  • Kathleen Turner in Moviehole
    Oh, that stupid voice of his and the fake teeth! Honestly, I cringe to think about it, Turner says in "Send Yourself Roses". "He caused so many problems. He was arrested twice for drunk driving and, I think, once for stealing a dog....

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