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spoof

noun [C] uk   /spuːf/ us  
a funny and silly piece of writing, music, theatre, etc. that copies the style of an original work: They did a spoof on/of the Nine O'Clock News. It was a spoof cowboy film.Types of film, play, book etc.

spoof

verb [I or T] uk   /spuːf/ US informal us  
to try to make someone believe in something that is not true, as a jokeTeasing
(Definition of spoof from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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