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verb [transitive] fake pronunciation in British English /feɪk/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyfake
he/she/itfakes
present participlefaking
past tensefaked
past participlefaked
  1. 1
    to pretend that something has happened when it has not
    He left the country after faking his own death.
  2. 2
    to make an exact copy of something in order to trick people
    The signature had been faked.
  3. 3
    to pretend to have a feeling that you do not have
    He sighed with faked sadness.

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