Significado de “hoax” - Diccionario inglés

hoax en inglés británico

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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.
He'd made a hoax call claiming to be the president.

hoaxverb [ T ]

uk /həʊks/ us /hoʊks/

to deceive, especially by playing a trick on someone

hoaxer
noun [ C ] uk /ˈhəʊk.sər/ us /ˈhoʊk.sɚ/

(Definición de hoax de Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

hoax en inglés americano

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hoaxnoun [ C ]

us /hoʊks/

a plan to deceive a large group of people; a trick:

It is a cruel hoax, she said, to encourage people to think they have a real chance to win the lottery.

(Definición de hoax de Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

hoax en inglés de negocios

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hoaxverb [ T ]

uk /həʊks/ us

to deceive someone, especially by playing a trick on them:

A fake website was set up and a number of people were hoaxed.
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hoaxnoun [ C ]

uk /həʊks/ us

a trick or something else that is intended to deceive someone:

A hoax led thousands to donate to a fake charity.
a cruel/elaborate hoax

(Definición de hoax de Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)