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noun [countable] dummy pronunciation in British English /ˈdʌmi/
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  1. 2
    a model of someone’s body, used especially for measuring clothes that you are making or for showing clothes in a shop
  2. 3
    something that is made to look like a real object, used either for practising something or for tricking people
  3. 4
    informal someone who is not very intelligent or who does not have much imagination
  4. 5
    British a sudden movement of your body, especially in sports such as football, in order to make your opponent think that you are going to send the ball in a different direction
    sell a dummy:

    Hughes sold a clever dummy and raced towards the goal.

  5. 6
    cards that someone places on the table during a game of bridge so that the other players can see them

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