fake it

idiom

Definition of fake it

informal
: to pretend to be something that one is not or to have some knowledge or ability that one does not really have
  • He acts like he's my friend, but I can tell that he's just faking it.
  • He didn't know the words to the song, so he had to fake it.

Word by Word Definitions

fake play
  1. : not true, real, or genuine : counterfeit, sham

  1. : one that is not what it purports to be: such as

  2. : a worthless imitation passed off as genuine

  3. : impostor, charlatan

  1. : to alter, manipulate, or treat so as to give a spuriously (see spurious 2) genuine appearance to : doctor

  2. : counterfeit, simulate, concoct

  3. : to deceive (an opponent) in a sports contest by means of a fake (see 2fake c)

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

  1. : to coil in fakes


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