hoax

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhəʊks/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/hoʊks/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(hōks)


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hoax

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. was [only, just] a hoax
  2. [uncover, discover] the hoax
  3. was [proved, shown] to be a hoax
  4. the hoax fooled the [town, people, police]
  5. part of an elaborate hoax (to)
  6. was just a part of the hoax (to)
  7. [planned, staged, carried out] an elaborate hoax
  8. a [bomb, UFO] hoax
  9. the bomb threat was just a hoax
  10. as a result of the hoax
  11. in response to the hoax
  12. is being treated as a hoax
  13. the [town, press] was fooled by the hoax
  14. I wasn't fooled by the hoax
  15. the hoax didn't fool me
v
  1. hoax [a friend, the police, the teacher, readers, the public, your parents]
  2. hoaxed by [children, students, a prank caller, the press]
  3. hoaxed into [doing, going, driving, believing]
  4. hoaxed [in order, just] to [divert attention, get a kick]
n as adj
  1. several hoax [calls, callers, phone calls]
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