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if something deceives you, it gives you a false idea about something else
to invent an explanation for something, especially in order to avoid being punished or embarrassed
to make up a story, excuse etc that is not true
to deliberately say something that is not true
to invent a false explanation or false information, especially for a dishonest purpose
to make up a story or piece of information in order to make someone believe something that is not true
to make up a story that is not true
to make someone believe something that is incorrect or not true
to say something that is not completely true in order to achieve an aim
… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally
the difference between how much money you get when you sell something and how much it costs you...
spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles
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