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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Feint \Feint\, adjective [F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign. See {Feign}.] Feigned; counterfeit. [Obs.]

Dressed up into any feint appearance of it. --Locke.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Feint \Feint\, noun [F. feinte, fr. feint. See {Feint}, adjective]

1. That which is feigned; an assumed or false appearance; a pretense; a stratagem; a fetch.

Courtley's letter is but a feint to get off. --Spectator.

2. A mock blow or attack on one part when another part is intended to be struck; -- said of certain movements in fencing, boxing, war, etc.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Feint \Feint\, verb (used without an object) To make a feint, or mock attack.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

feint

noun

1: any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)

verb

1: deceive by a mock action; "The midfielder feinted to shoot"


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