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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 out

To deceive, mislead, or trick someone, usually by doing something unexpected. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fake" and "out." The defender faked me out and then went around me to score an easy goal.
See also: fake, out

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.
See also: fake

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.
See also: fake

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, someone

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, someone

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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Users with a lower level of education are more likely to say they come across fake news seldom or never, while they are also less confident identifying it, the report said.
When speaking about fake news, this is not targeted towards the big media companies such as Fox or rT; it is targeted towards the smaller sites that use clickbait to get traffic.
And a consultant in paediatric emergency medicine, who bought a "master of science in health care technology", claimed it was an "utter surprise" when the BBC told him it was fake.
To decry as fake news that which is true is nothing more than to peddle fake news.
Add to this an auction manager who was caught with 19 bottles of fake antibiotics in her vehicle, all of which was potentially lethal to humans.
Unfortunately, some interpreted the statement as a call to disable certain ports on all devices, spawning a rash of fake news on the topic.
Fake turns toxic with the deliberate distribution and amplification of misleading, factually incorrect, and explosive "news," particularly when it is indistinguishable from hate speech.
Investigators got either Medicaid coverage or the ACA exchange advanced premium tax credit premium subsidy for 17 out of 18 fake people in 2015, and they lost coverage for one when the investigator representing that fake person decided not to provide a fake Social Security number over the phone.
Faking Quiz and Questionnaire (FQQ) Participants assigned to either of the faking conditions completed different portions of the FQQ via paper and pencil before and after attempting to fake the IRAP (see details in "Procedure").
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IT may look good, but fake make-up packed with poison is being sold across Britain.
A total of 1072 fake Bulgarian banknotes were apprehended in the National Center for Analysis of Bulgaria's central bank (BNB) in Q1 1014, shows the bank's statistics.
FAKE UGG BOOTS, DODGY MULBERRY BAGS AND COUNTERFEIT TRACKSUITS WERE PART OF A PS25,000 HAUL OF PHONEY CLOBBER UNEARTHED AT A TYNESIDE STORE.
FAKE currency notes worth nearly ` 11 crore were recovered from the currency chest of an ICICI Bank branch in Lucknow.
BRUSSELS, Oct 17 (KUNA) -- The Belgian National Bank Thursday revealed that from January to June, 21,580 fake euro notes were seized in Belgium.