Definition of fake bake in English:

fake bake

Syllabification: fake bake


  • The process of getting a sunless tan, as under sunlamps or by applying a sunless-tanning lotion: they’re advertising reasonable prices for fake bakes
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    • I am also apparently in dire need of a fake bake and some eye cream.
    • One of the biggest style no-no's is the "fake bake," aka those secret visits to the tanning salon!
    • A fake bake is considered a relatively safe method of tanning and is free of the health risks that accompany exposure to ultraviolet rays.


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  • Get a sunless tan: in the winter months, she likes to fake-bake about once a week
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    • Many girls decide to fake bake in tanning beds.
    • Most of them had to fake bake in tanning beds to get the look I got just hanging out on deck of my ship.
    • Are you repulsed every time you see someone who so blatantly "fake bakes" that their skin is a bright shade of orange?

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