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American English: /hoʊks/
British English: /həʊks/

Translation of hoax in Spanish:


  • (deception) there was no bomb, the call was a hoax
    no había tal bomba, fue todo un engaño
    it's not a hoax, there really is a fire!
    ¡no es ninguna broma, de verdad hay un incendio!
    the story turned out to be a hoax
    la historia resultó ser una patraña
    Example sentences
    • But no accident was discovered and police are treating the incident as a malicious hoax call.
    • They organised elaborate hoaxes like the bestowing of imaginary honours, which he appears to have accepted with due solemnity.
    • As I speculated before, it could be that he is the victim of an elaborate hoax.

transitive verb

  • we've been hoaxed
    nos han engañado
    we hoaxed them into believing that it was a Picasso
    los embaucamos haciéndoles creer que era un Picasso
    Example sentences
    • I now have reason to believe that in unraveling a hoax I was hoaxed myself.
    • James also investigated the case and found that Tina was hoaxing her adoptive parents and using the media attention to assist her quest to find her biological parents.
    • No amount of fossil data will induce them to admit they are hoaxing their readers.
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