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Being such in appearance only and made with, or manufactured from, usually cheaper materials
“She attracted the ire of activists when she wore a fake fur coat that looked real.”
Lacking in natural or spontaneous quality
“I tried to put on a fake smile but my irritation over the matter still showed in the end.”
Not being or expressing one's genuine self
“Her overt friendliness just comes off as rather fake.”
Being such in appearance only and made or manufactured with the intention of committing fraud
“When he was 17, Homer drank some very good beer he purchased with a fake ID.”
An object that is not genuine
“I couldn't afford a real Gucci, so I just bought a cheaper fake.”
A person who is not who they claim to be, usually for underhanded reasons
“The doctor was discovered to be a fake after working at the hospital without qualifications for many years.”
To make a false display of
“He tried to fake a sense of confidence to hide his insecurities.”
To produce a counterfeit copy of
“He managed to get through the checkpoints with a passport that was faked.”
To perform, make, or do without preparation or knowledge
“I have no idea what I'm doing. I'll just have to fake it till I make it.”
(sports) To execute a move intended to deceive an opponent
“The star guard would fake the defense by stepping to his left and then quickly cutting to the right.”
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