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fake check

1. A written order to a bank that has been forged. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. A lot of fake checks have been circulating in the area lately, claiming to be from the local university; in reality, they are scams trying to swindle people out of money.
2. A written order to a bank for a certain amount of funds that has been dishonored, either because such funds are not available or because the given checking account does not exist. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. My ex-husband has been writing fake checks all over town to pay for his gambling debt.
See also: check, fake

fake cheque

1. A written order to a bank that has been forged. Primarily heard in UK, Canada. A lot of fake cheques have been circulating in the area lately, claiming to be from the local university; in reality, they are scams trying to swindle people out of money.
2. A written order to a bank for a certain amount of funds that has been dishonored, either because such funds are not available or because the given checking account does not exist. Primarily heard in UK, Canada. My ex-husband has been writing fake cheques all over town to pay for his gambling debt.
See also: cheque, fake

fake news

1. Fabricated news reports presented as authentic. As they aim to drive web traffic to the providing website, they often have provocative headlines. That story is clearly fake news, spreading lies in support of a thinly-veiled political agenda.
2. By extension, any news report that one judges to be biased or inaccurate. That article came from a legitimate site, so you can't just dismiss it as fake news.
See also: fake, news

fake it

to pretend (to do something). If you don't know the right notes, just fake it. I can't fake it anymore. I've got to be honest with you.
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fake off

Sl. to waste time; to goof off. Hey, you guys, quit faking off! All you clowns do is fake off. Now, get busy!
See also: fake, off

fake someone out

to deceive someone; to fool someone. You really faked me out. I never would have guessed it was you. The student tried to fake out the teacher.
See also: fake, out

fake someone out of something

Sl. to get something from someone by deception. He faked Tom out of his place in line. She faked me out of a lot of money.
See also: fake, of, out

fake out

v.
To fool someone into expecting that you will act in one manner, only to act in another: He faked me out by looking to the right but jumping to the left. The lights came on briefly to fake out the audience, but then they went out and the band returned to the stage.
See also: fake, out

fake it

tv. to pretend (to do something). If you don’t know the right notes, just fake it.
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fake off

in. to waste time; to goof off. Hey, you guys, quit faking off! Get to work!
See also: fake, off

fake on someone

in. to deceive someone; to lie to someone; to stand someone up. If you fake on me again, we’re through.
See also: fake, on

fake someone out

tv. to deceive someone, as with a football pass. They faked me out, and then I stumbled over my own feet. The coach was fuming.
See also: fake, out

fake the funk

tv. to pretend to be in the know; to pretend to be fly; to fake being stylish. (Black.) He’s only faking the funk to survive in the hood. He gets an A in every class in school.
See also: fake, funk
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It is enough to make you choke on your Chardonnay but trading standards officers have warned that one in five bottles of wine on sale in corner shops is fake.
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Writer Hamza Lamzini observes: "New media and social media outlets have exposed the circulation of fake certificates through hashtags that have often named and shamed the holders of these certificates.
org) highlights the stories of people whose lives have been impacted by fake medicines and of people who are working to stop this crime in order to raise the profile of the dangers and impact of fake medicines in our communities.
Under the new law, a court will be allowed to order the closure of a business for up to six months for selling fake goods and repeat offenders (of whom there must be many) will face having their sentences doubled or even have their trade licences revoked.
In one raid last week, PS70,000 worth of tracksuits with fake labels including Adidas, Ralph Lauren, Nike and Hollister were seized from a single stall at London's Wembley Market.
Police also seized the group's bank cards and the equipment they used to produce the fake goods.
And trading standards officers who raided the house found two bedrooms were packed with fake discs.
The government organisation revealed earlier this month that approximately 30,000 fake automotive parts were confiscated in Dubai from January through May of this year, after having raided auto spare parts stores and warehouses across the Emirate.
Under Article 19 of the law against internal and external crimes, Abu Baker, son of Mohammad Reza, was sentenced to six years imprisonment for smuggling fake dollars into Afghanistan," Judge Amirzada announced.
As of 24th January 2012, all fake handsets became unusable on the Du network and the company will continue to monitor and block any new illegal fake IMEI's seen on the network on an ongoing basis.
In continuing support of the TRA's directive on use of fake mobile devices (Directive Number 7 for 2011), Etisalat will begin the process of stopping functionality of fake illegal handsets from 1 st January 2012.
THREE people were arrested yesterday in connection to the circulation of fake e1/450 notes.
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