fake out


Definition of FAKE OUT

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>
Antonyms undeceive
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, fake out
Related Words dodge, evade, sidestep, slip; pump-fake, stutter-step; maneuver (around)

March 30, 2015
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