hoax

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Noun[change]

Singular
hoax

Plural
hoaxes

  1. (countable & uncountable) A hoax is anything done on purpose to trick or fool people.

Verb[change]

Plain form
hoax

Third-person singular
hoaxes

Past tense
hoaxed

Past participle
hoaxed

Present participle
hoaxing

  1. (transitive) If you hoax someone, you mislead them on purpose by making them believe something which has been made up to trick or fool them.