fake

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Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
fake

Comparative
faker

Superlative
fakest

Positive
fake

Comparative
more fake

Superlative
most fake

  1. Something which is fake is not real, false, or fraudulent.
    Which fur coat looks fake?

Antonyms[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
fake

Plural
fakes

  1. (countable) A fake is a trick; a swindle.
  2. (countable) A fake is something that is not genuine, or is presented as real that is not real.
    That bill is a fake.
  3. (countable) (sports) A fake is a move meant to deceive (trick) an opposing player.
  4. (countable) (nautical) A fake is one of the circles or windings of a cable, as it lies in a coil; a single turn or coil.

Verb[change]

Plain form
fake

Third-person singular
fakes

Past tense
faked

Past participle
faked

Present participle
faking

  1. (intransitive) If you fake, you cheat, swindle, steal, or rob.
  2. (transitive) If you fake something, you manipulate it fraudulently, so as to make it appear better or other than it is.
  3. To make a counterfeit, to counterfeit, to forge.
  4. (transitive) If you fake something, you make a false display of it; you affect, feign, or simulate it.
  5. (nautical) If you fake, you coil a rope or a wire, by winding alternately in opposite directions, in layers usually of zigzag or figure of eight form, to stop it from becoming twisted.

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