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feintverb [I or T]

uk   /feɪnt/  us   /feɪnt/
especially in ​football and boxing, to ​pretend to ​move, or to make a ​move, in a ​particulardirection in ​order to ​deceive an ​opponent: [+ to infinitive] Callas feinted topass the ​ball and then ​shot it into the ​net. He feinted a ​shot to the ​left.
feint
noun [C] uk   us  
He ​produced a ​brilliant feint, ​passed two ​defenders, and ​smashed the ​ball into the ​net.
(Definition of feint from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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feintnoun [C]

 us   /feɪnt/
an ​action or ​movementintended to take ​attention away from something ​else: We had been ​keptunsure of his ​plans by feints.
feint
verb [I/T]  us   /feɪnt/
[I] He feinted to the ​left, then ​turnedright.
(Definition of feint from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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