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dummy

noun [C] (NOT REAL)    /ˈdʌm.i/
something that is not real and is used for practice or to deceive: The device is not a real bomb but a dummy.True, real, false, and unrealUnreal things and unreality (in some sports, especially football) when you pretend to hit the ball in a particular direction but do not, in order to deceive the other playersFaking and pretending
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