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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.
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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, 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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Detector, another popular fake news identifier crafted by design technologist and digital activist Daniel Sieradski-one that happened to be briefly banned by Facebook.
IT may look good, but fake make-up packed with poison is being sold across Britain.
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.
To add more misery, I was told by the same repair guy that my car would be fitted with fake parts and repaired by the cheapest bidder.
It's almost certainly French and may be by the best known European firm responsible for fakes in the 19th and 20th centuries, Samson of Paris, although I'm not sure the quality is good enough, even allowing for the amateurish restoration the figure has undergone.
Dozens of customising options for your fake diploma, fake degree and fake transcripts.
In this counter run play utilizing the boot-blocking scheme, the QB hands off to F as in the counter-trey, F sprints four steps to the outside, gives the ball to Z on a wide reverse, and continues on a fake run.
Customs & Border Protection seized 7,255 counterfeited goods worth $138 million, up from 6,500 fakes worth $94 million the previous year.
At the bottom of the official shirt is a washing and ironing label with a Puma security strip next to it, which is completely different to the fakes.
Dubai: If you've got more fakes than you know what to do with, here's a chance to aACAyredeem' yourself.
on them, the 46-year-old lets on that they are all fakes.
The Nigerian minister of information, Dorothy Dora Akunyili said that fake drug manufacturers have become so sophisticated that even multinational drug companies find it difficult to say whether their own drugs in Nigeria are genuine or fakes.
Foreign counterfeiters have begun producing nearly perfect duplicates of the sauce's bottles, though not its distinctive taste, and are selling the fakes at cut-rate prices.