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  1. 1
    to pretend that something has happened when it has not

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of fake

  2. 3
    to pretend to have a feeling that you do not have

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of fake

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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