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English definition of “kid”

kid

verb [I or T]     /kɪd/ (-dd-) informal
to say something as a joke, often making someone believe something that is not true: Oh no, I've forgotten your birthday! Hey, just/only kidding! You won first prize? You're kidding! (= I'm really surprised.) I'm just kidding you!Teasing kid yourself to believe something that is not true, usually because you want it to be true: He says there's a good chance she'll come back to him but I think he's kidding himself.Believing
(Definition of kid verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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