fake out

verb

Definition of fake out

: to deliberately mislead : fool, trick

Examples of fake out in a Sentence

  1. my friends faked me out for a whole day, letting me think that they had forgotten my birthday

  2. used a quick between-the-legs dribble to fake out the flat-footed defender

First Known Use of fake out

1949

in the meaning defined above

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fake out Synonyms

Antonyms

undeceive;

Phrases

do a number on, lead one down the garden path (also lead one up the garden path), pull one's leg, pull the wool over one's eyes;



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