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feignverb [T]

uk   /feɪn/ us   /feɪn/
to pretend to have a particular feeling, problem, etc. : You know how everyone feigns surprise when you tell them how old you are. The prosecution claimed that the defendant had feigned the injury. She responded to his remarks with feigned amusement.
(Definition of feign from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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feignverb [T]

us   /feɪn/
to pretend to have a feeling or condition: He feigned sickness so he wouldn’t have to go to school.
(Definition of feign from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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