fake

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1fake

verb \ˈfāk\
fakedfak·ing

Definition of FAKE

transitive verb
:  to coil in fakes

Origin of FAKE

Middle English
First Known Use: 15th century

2fake

noun

Definition of FAKE

:  one loop of a coil (as of ship's rope or a fire hose) coiled free for running

First Known Use of FAKE

1627

3fake

adjective

: not true or real : meant to look real or genuine but not real or genuine

Full Definition of FAKE

Examples of FAKE

  1. That blood is clearly fake.
  2. He was wearing a fake mustache.

Origin of FAKE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1775

4fake

noun

Definition of FAKE

:  one that is not what it purports to be: as
a :  a worthless imitation passed off as genuine
b :  impostor, charlatan
c :  a simulated movement in a sports contest (as a pretended kick, pass, or jump or a quick movement in one direction before going in another) designed to deceive an opponent
d :  a device or apparatus used by a magician to achieve the illusion of magic in a trick

First Known Use of FAKE

1827

5fake

verb
fakedfak·ing

Definition of FAKE

transitive verb
1
:  to alter, manipulate, or treat so as to give a spuriously genuine appearance to :  doctor <faked the lab results>
2
:  counterfeit, simulate, concoct <faked a heart attack>
3
:  to deceive (an opponent) in a sports contest by means of a fake
4
:  improvise, ad-lib <whistle a few bars … and I'll fake the rest — Robert Sylvester>
intransitive verb
1
:  to engage in faking something :  pretend —sometimes used with it <if you don't have the answers, fake it>
2
:  to give a fake to an opponent
fak·er noun
fak·ery \ˈfā-k(ə-)rē\ noun

First Known Use of FAKE

1851

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