definition: something false or inauthentic presented as true or authentic, with intent to deceive or defraud.
example: The so-called “ancient” cave painting was a hoax that fooled the public completely.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the noun hoax
VERB + hoax: perpetrate ~, carry out ~ , devise ~ , reveal ~ , expose ~ , spread ~ , uncover ~ , suspect ~ , turn out to be ~
MODIFIER + hoax: elaborate ~ , cruel ~ , clever ~ , obvious ~ , infamous ~ , famous ~ , gigantic ~ , deliberate ~ , virus ~, bomb ~ , internet ~