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English definition of “fake”

fake

noun [C]     /feɪk/
C2 an object that is made to look real or valuable in order to deceive people : Experts revealed that the painting was a fake. The gun in his hand was a fake.Faking and pretending C2 someone who is not what or who they claim to be: After working for ten years as a doctor , he was exposed as a fake.Faking and pretending
(Definition of fake noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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