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fake

verb [I or T] (FEELING/ILLNESS)    /feɪk/
C2 to pretend that you have a feeling or illness: to fake surprise to fake an orgasm She didn't want to go out, so she faked a headache. He faked a heart attack and persuaded prison staff to take him to hospital. He isn't really crying, he's just faking.Faking and pretending faker     /ˈfeɪ.kər/ US  /-kɚ/ noun [C] Miscellaneous criminals
(Definition of fake verb (FEELING/ILLNESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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