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feint

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sport
feintfeint1 /feɪnt/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 DSa movement or an attack that is intended to deceive an opponent, especially in boxing
Examples from the Corpus
feint• As a rule of thumb, always use a rear foot kick after a feint.• Lord George Murray's march had indeed been a feint.• One might well conclude the dismissal was a feint, a hollow gesture to allay perceived public outrage.• I talked to every parent but her, and every word was a feint to conceal my obsession.• But until the weather here turns cool again and the race heats up, look for a steady stream of empty feints.• One false feint to the groin, then up and round in a semi-arc to slice the enemy between helmet and hauberk.• Disguise Disguise your steps with feints that make the opponent blink, or which divert his attention elsewhere.
Related topics: Other sports
feintfeint2 verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 DSOto pretend to hit someone in boxing
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Examples from the Corpus
feint• Striped in a tiger mask, he feinted across the counter at Melanie; she bit off an exclamation.• And while they feint at shadows, I will be busy with the substance.• He feinted once, then, with great speed and strength behind the throw, hurled the spear.
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Verb table
feint
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfeint
he, she, itfeints
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfeinted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave feinted
he, she, ithas feinted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad feinted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill feint
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have feinted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam feinting
he, she, itis feinting
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you, we, theyare feinting
Past
I, he, she, itwas feinting
you, we, theywere feinting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been feinting
he, she, ithas been feinting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been feinting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be feinting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been feinting
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