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- (UK) IPA(key): /həʊks/
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- (US) IPA(key): /hoʊks/
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- Rhymes: -əʊks
- Homophone: hokes
- (transitive) To deceive (someone) by making them believe something that has been maliciously or mischievously fabricated.
to deceive with a hoax
hoax (plural hoaxes)
- (deliberately false story or report): canard
anything deliberately intended to deceive or trick