|Origin:||Probably from German fegen 'to sweep, polish'|
to make something seem real in order to deceive people:
She faked her father's signature on the cheque.
The insurance company suspected that he had faked his own death.
The results of the experiments were faked.
2 [intransitive and transitive]
to pretend to be ill, interested etc when you are not:
I thought he was really hurt but he was faking it.
3 [intransitive and transitive]
to pretend to move in one direction, but then move in another, especially when playing sport:
He faked a pass.