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sham

3 verb
     
sham3 past tense and past participle shammed, present participle shamming [intransitive and transitive] especially British English old-fashioned
to pretend to be upset, ill etc to gain sympathy or an advantage [= feign]:
She's not ill, she's only shamming.

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