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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 of fake out 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, trickWords Related to fake out kid, put on, tease; bleed, cheat, chisel, defraud, diddle, euchre, flam, fleece, gyp, hustle, mulct, rook, shortchange, skin, squeeze, stick, sting, swindleNear Antonyms of fake out debunk, expose, reveal, show up, uncloak, uncover, unmask; disclose, divulge, tell, unveil; disabuse, disenchant, disillusionAntonyms of fake out 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 of fake out deke, fake, jukeWords Related to fake out dodge, evade, sidestep, slip; pump-fake, stutter-step; maneuver (around)


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