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hoax

noun [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.
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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