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counterfeit

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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counterfeitcoun‧ter‧feit1 /ˈkaʊntəfɪt $ -tər-/ adjective  SCCCOPYmade to look exactly like something else, in order to deceive people syn fakecounterfeit currency/money etc counterfeit £10 notescounterfeit goods/software etcsee thesaurus at false
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counterfeita counterfeit $20 billPolice have warned stores to look out for counterfeit $50 bills.It was glossolalia as performance, and-at least to me-it sounded counterfeit.They were arrested for making counterfeit computer chips.The choice that is left is to go through the motions either with counterfeit conviction, or with subversion and disdain.Cards are either stolen or used by fraudsters who have made counterfeit copies.Is there a counterfeit cowl on the thrust reversers?Blocks away is a dangerous park, a black market for drugs, weapons and counterfeit immigration papers.Illegal counterfeit manufacturers have taken advantage of a burgeoning circular trade between E C countries in pharmaceuticals.The remarks followed a court case in which a couple admitted selling counterfeit software at car boot sales.counterfeit goods/software etcVoice over Anyone considering selling counterfeit goods at car boot sales could face two years in prison or unlimited fines.The remarks followed a court case in which a couple admitted selling counterfeit software at car boot sales.Trading standards officers have seized counterfeit goods with a face value of thousands of pounds.
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counterfeitcounterfeit2 verb [transitive]  SCCCOPYto copy something exactly in order to deceive people syn fake They admitted counterfeiting documents.counterfeiter noun [countable]
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counterfeit$100 dollar bills are the most likely to be counterfeited.Newer bills are preferred because they are more difficult to counterfeit.The worrying thing is my signature, which is extremely hard to counterfeit.The magicians may counterfeit, but they can not countermand. 1.
From Longman Business Dictionarycounterfeitcoun‧ter‧feit1 /ˈkaʊntəfɪt-tər-/ adjectiveLAW made to look exactly like something, usually illegallyLast year about $80 million in counterfeit notes were seized, compared with $77 billion in genuine notes produced.the growing trade in counterfeit goodscounterfeitcounterfeit2 verb [transitive]LAW to copy something so that it looks like something else, usually illegallyWe must mark coins in a way that makes them harder to counterfeit.counterfeiter noun [countable]Calvin Klein is a popular target for counterfeiters.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
counterfeit
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycounterfeit
he, she, itcounterfeits
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycounterfeited
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave counterfeited
he, she, ithas counterfeited
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad counterfeited
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill counterfeit
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have counterfeited
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam counterfeiting
he, she, itis counterfeiting
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you, we, theyare counterfeiting
Past
I, he, she, itwas counterfeiting
you, we, theywere counterfeiting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been counterfeiting
he, she, ithas been counterfeiting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been counterfeiting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be counterfeiting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been counterfeiting
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