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hoax

  
  ( hoaxes    plural  ) A hoax is a trick in which someone tells people a lie, for example that there is a bomb somewhere when there is not, or that a picture is genuine when it is not.      n-count   usu with supp, oft N n  
He denied making the hoax call but was convicted after a short trial.     
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hoax

  
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      n   canard, cheat, con     (informal)   deception, fast one     (informal)   fraud, imposture, joke, practical joke, prank, ruse, spoof     (informal)   swindle, trick  
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      vb   bamboozle     (informal)   befool, bluff, con     (slang)   deceive, delude, dupe, fool, gammon     (Brit. informal)   gull     (archaic)   hoodwink, hornswoggle     (slang)   kid     (informal)   swindle, take in     (informal)   take (someone) for a ride     (informal)   trick, wind up     (Brit. slang)  

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hoaxer, ha, hoard, hoary

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