Meaning of fake


Pronunciation: (fāk), [key]
— v., n., adj. faked, fak•ing,
  1. prepare or make (something specious, deceptive, or fraudulent): to fake a report showing nonexistent profits.
  2. to conceal the defects of or make appear more attractive, interesting, valuable, etc., usually in order to deceive: The story was faked a bit to make it more sensational.
  3. to pretend; simulate: to fake illness.
  4. to accomplish by trial and error or by improvising: I don't know the job, but I can fake it.
  5. to trick or deceive (an opponent) by making a fake (often fol. by out): The running back faked out the defender with a deft move and scored.
  6. to fake an accompaniment.
    1. to improvise:to fake an accompaniment.
    2. to play (music) without reading from a score.
  1. to fake something; pretend.
  2. to give a fake to an opponent.
  3. She faked me out by acting friendly and then stole my job.
    1. to trick; deceive:She faked me out by acting friendly and then stole my job.
    2. to surprise, as by a sudden reversal:They thought we weren't coming back, but we faked them out by showing up during dinner.
  1. anything made to appear otherwise than it actually is; counterfeit: This diamond necklace is a fake.
  2. a person who fakes; faker: The doctor with the reputed cure for cancer proved to be a fake.
  3. a spurious report or story.
  4. a simulated play or move intended to deceive an opponent.
  1. designed to deceive or cheat; not real; counterfeit.


Pronunciation: (fāk), [key]
— v., n. faked, fak•ing,
  1. to lay (a rope) in a coil or series of long loops so as to allow to run freely without fouling or kinking (often fol. by down).
  1. any complete turn of a rope that has been faked down.
  2. any of the various ways in which a rope may be faked down.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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