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fake out

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fake out

  1. 1 to cause to believe what is untrue <my friends faked me out for a whole day, letting me think that they had forgotten my birthday> Synonyms bamboozle, beguile, bluff, buffalo, burn, catch, con, cozen, delude, dupe, deceive, fool, gaff, gammon, gull, have, have on [chiefly British], hoax, hoodwink, hornswoggle, humbug, juggle, misguide, misinform, mislead, snooker, snow, spoof, string along, sucker, suck in, take in, trickRelated Words kid, put on, tease; bleed, cheat, chisel, defraud, diddle, euchre, flam, fleece, gyp, hustle, mulct, rook, shortchange, skin, squeeze, stick, sting, swindleNear Antonyms debunk, expose, reveal, show up, uncloak, uncover, unmask; disclose, divulge, tell, unveil; disabuse, disenchant, disillusionAntonyms undeceive

  2. 2 to elude (an opponent in a sports contest) by making a deceptive or agile movement <used a quick between-the-legs dribble to fake out the flat-footed defender> Synonyms deke, fake, jukeRelated Words dodge, evade, sidestep, slip; pump-fake, stutter-step; maneuver (around)




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