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fake

verb [T] (OBJECT)    /feɪk/
C2 to make an object look real or valuable in order to deceive people : to fake a document / signature ForgeryCopying and copiesFaking and pretending faker     /ˈfeɪ.kər/ US  /-kɚ/ noun [C] Miscellaneous criminals
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