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EtymologyEdit

From vor- +‎ machen.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈfoːɐ̯maxn̩], [ˈfoːɐ̯maxən]
  • Hyphenation: vor‧ma‧chen

VerbEdit

vormachen (third-person singular simple present macht vor, past tense machte vor, past participle vorgemacht, auxiliary haben)

  1. (colloquial) to demonstrate (how to do something)
  2. (colloquial, with dativ personal pronoun) to fool, to deceive
    Mach dir nichts vor.
    Don't fool yourself.

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