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Meaning of feint

feint

Pronunciation: (fānt), [key]
— n.
  1. a movement made in order to deceive an adversary; an attack aimed at one place or point merely as a distraction from the real place or point of attack: military feints; the feints of a skilled fencer.
  2. a feigned or assumed appearance: His air of approval was a feint to conceal his real motives.
—v.i.
  1. to make a feint.
—v.t.
  1. to make a feint at; deceive with a feint.
  2. to make a false show of; simulate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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