give on


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give on

To act as though something false is true, typically to dupe someone else. He gave on that he was a clueless new employee in order to gain access to the computer system.
See also: give, on

give on

v.
To pretend something in order to deceive another: The con artist gave on that he was a car salesman, although in fact he knew very little about cars.
See also: give, on