Originally posted by peacevic
reply to post by skeptic_al
When you say fake, are you presuming they are all deliberate man-made fakes or perhaps real events that are mistakenly (but honestly) misrepresented?
What I mean by is:
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1. prepare or make (something specious, deceptive, or fraudulent): to fake a report showing nonexistent profits.
2. to conceal the defects of or make appear more attractive, interesting, valuable, etc., usually in order to deceive: The story was faked a bit to
make it more sensational.
3. to pretend; simulate: to fake illness.
4. to accomplish by trial and error or by improvising: I don't know the job, but I can fake it.
5. to trick or deceive (an opponent) by making a fake (often fol. by out ): The running back faked out the defender with a deft move and scored.
6. Jazz .
a. to improvise: to fake an accompaniment.
b. to play (music) without reading from a score.
–verb (used without object)
7.to fake something; pretend.
8.to give a fake to an opponent.
9 .anything made to appear otherwise than it actually is; counterfeit: This diamond necklace is a fake.
10 a person who fakes; faker: The doctor with the reputed cure for cancer proved to be a fake.
11.a spurious report or story.
12.Sports . a simulated play or move intended to deceive an opponent.
13.designed to deceive or cheat; not real; counterfeit.
14.fake out, Slang .
a.to trick; deceive: She faked me out by acting friendly and then stole my job.
b.to surprise, as by a sudden reversal: They thought we weren't coming back, but we faked them out by showing up during dinner.