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American to state a fact that is inaccurate
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
the action of deliberately dropping your microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show you think it was so good that nothing better could follow it
a substance that women put on their lips to make them shiny
moving with rhythm, together as one
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Free thesaurus definition of to tell lies and deceive people from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.