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English definition of “feint”

feint

verb [I or T]     /feɪnt/
(especially in football or boxing) to pretend to move, or to make a move, in a particular direction in order to deceive an opponent: [+ to infinitive] Callas feinted to pass the ball and then shot it into the net. He feinted a shot to the left.Football/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sportsBoxingCheating and trickingPlotting and trapping feint     noun [C] He produced a brilliant feint, passed two defenders, and smashed the ball into the net.Football/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sportsCheating and trickingPlotting and trappingBoxing
(Definition of feint verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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