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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
a medical test in which blood cells are taken from the body and examined to find out if they are healthy
a girl, woman, or boy with the highest type of voice for singing
someone on a film set who takes care of plants, trees, and other various landscaping materials like rocks, gravel, sand, etc.
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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.