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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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