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hoax

noun [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.

hoax

verb [T] uk   /həʊks/  us   /hoʊks/
to deceive, especially by playing a trick on someone
hoaxer
noun [C] uk   /ˈhəʊk.sər/  us   /ˈhoʊk.sɚ/
Translations of “hoax”
in Vietnamese trò chơi khăm…
in Spanish trampa, engaño, broma pesada…
in Thai การหลอกลวง…
in Malaysian tipu helah…
in French tour…
in German die Falschmeldung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 惡作劇,騙局…
in Indonesian tipuan…
in Russian надувательство, ложная тревога…
in Turkish muziplik, oyun, şaka…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恶作剧,骗局…
in Polish żart…
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