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invent

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪnˈvent/
NEW B1 to design or create something that has never existed before: We've invented a new game.Inventing, designing and innovationCreating and producing
DECEIVE B2 to think of a story or explanation in order to deceive someone: She invented an excuse to leave.Cheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
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