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English noun: hoax

1. hoax (act) something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

Synonymsdupery, fraud, fraudulence, humbug, put-on

Broader (hypernym)chicane, chicanery, guile, shenanigan, trickery, wile

Narrower (hyponym)goldbrick

English verb: hoax

1. hoax (social) subject to a playful hoax or joke

Synonymsplay a joke on, pull someone's leg

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)cozen, deceive, delude, lead on

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