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fake

noun [C]  /feɪk/ us  

fake noun [C] (COPY)

something that is intended to look like and be mistaken for something else, esp. a copy made in order to deceive: She discovered that the documents were fakes.

fake

verb  /feɪk/ us  

fake verb (PRETEND)

[I/T] to pretend: [I] He isn’t really crying, he’s just faking.

fake verb (MAKE COPY)

[T] to make something look like something else, esp. in order to deceive: She faked her mother’s signature on the permission form.

fake

adjective  /feɪk/ us  

fake adjective (NOT REAL)

intended to look like something else, esp. in order to deceive: He was caught with a fake passport. “Is that a real fur coat?” “No, it’s fake.”
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