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hoax

verb [T]     /həʊks/ US  /hoʊks/
to deceive, especially by playing a trick on someoneCheating and trickingPlotting and trapping hoaxer     /ˈhəʊk.sər/ US  /ˈhoʊk.sɚ/ noun [C] Miscellaneous criminalsDishonest peopleLies, lying and hypocrisyCheating and tricking
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