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feint

feint

 
 
pronunciation:
feInt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition: a false movement that is meant to trick an opponent by taking attention away from the real target.
A feint with his right hand fooled the other boxer.
similar words:
dodge
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: feinted, feinting, feints
definition: to move or attack in a way that takes attention away from the real target.
She feinted to the left and then kicked the ball to the right.
Homophone Note
The words faint and feint sound alike but have different meanings.