Thesaurus

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)


Learn More about fake out


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up fake out? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a ram's-horn trumpet used in Judaism

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!