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counterfeit

adjective uk   /ˈkaʊn.tə.fɪt/  us   /-t̬ɚ-/
made to look like the original of something, usually for dishonest or illegal purposes: counterfeit jewellery/passports/coins
counterfeit
noun [C] uk   us  
This watch may be a counterfeit, but it looks just like the original.
counterfeit
verb [T] uk   us  
Two women and a man have been convicted of counterfeiting $100 bills.
counterfeiter
noun [C] uk   /-ˌfɪt.ər/  us   /-fɪt̬.ɚ/
Translations of “counterfeit”
in Vietnamese giả mạo, giả…
in Spanish falsificado, falso…
in Thai ปลอม, ไม่ใช่ของจริง…
in Malaysian salinan, palsu…
in French faux…
in German gefälscht…
in Chinese (Traditional) 僞造的, 仿造的, 假冒的…
in Indonesian palsu…
in Russian поддельный, фальшивый…
in Turkish sahte, kalp, taklit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 伪造的, 仿造的, 假冒的…
in Polish fałszywy…
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