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hoax

noun [C]
 
 
/həʊks/
a trick or something else that is intended to deceive someone: A hoax led thousands to donate to a fake charity. a cruel/elaborate hoax →  See also fraud , Ponzi scheme , swindle
Translations of “hoax”
in Spanish trampa, engaño, broma pesada…
in French tour…
in German die Falschmeldung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 惡作劇,騙局…
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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