Translation of "hoax" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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hoaxnoun [ C ]

uk /həʊks/ us /hoʊks/

a plan to deceive someone, such as telling the police there is a bomb somewhere when there is not one, or a trick

The bomb threat turned out to be a hoax. 那次炸弹恐吓结果发现是场恶作剧。
He'd made a hoax call claiming to be the president. 他搞了个恶作剧,打电话自称是总统。

hoaxverb [ T ]

uk /həʊks/ us /hoʊks/

to deceive, especially by playing a trick on someone


(Translation of “hoax” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)