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Synonym: duperyfraudfraudulencehumbugplay a joke onpull someone's legput-onMeaning: [həʊks]  n. something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage. v. subject to a playful hoax or joke. 
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1 It turned out to be an elaborate hoax.
2 Traffic was disrupted by a hoax bomb.
3 The bomb threat turned out to be a hoax.
4 The emergency call turned out to be a hoax.
5 They were the victims of a cruel hoax.
6 Don't hoax the new boy who's my nephew.
7 He described the deception as a cruel hoax.
8 The organizers staged a hoax on some of the competitors.
9 They asked for the maximum penalty for hoax calls to be increased to one year.
10 He denied making the hoax call but was convicted after a short trial.
11 Detectives are investigating a hoax call which led to the evacuation of an office block.
12 It was then I started making hoax calls.
13 Their vivid colouring is a hoax.
14 Last week's blast triggered several hoax calls.
15 The UFO sightings were revealed to be a hoax.
16 Did Mr Hawthorne stand to gain from a hoax?
17 Phone-in services can be bedevilled by hoax calls.
18 The number of hoax calls in the county has risen by twenty three percent over the past five years.
19 The perpetrators of the hoax managed to dupe respectable journalists into printing their story.
20 The hoax devices were destroyed in controlled explosions by army bomb disposal experts,( using remote-controlled vehicles.
21 It was all an accident, a hoax he had perpetrated on himself.
22 The charge proved to be a hoax, but growers lost a fortune as their produce rotted on the dock.
23 The fire - brigade answered the emergency call but there was no fire it was all a hoax.
24 The police are trying to sift out the genuine warnings from all the hoax calls they have received.
25 He was threatened with jail if evidence of a hoax was discovered.
26 A telephone caller said there was a bomb in the hotel but it was just a hoax.
27 Over the ensuing days traffic and commuters in London were seriously disrupted by hoax bomb warning calls which led to station closures.
28 Herron, 25, threatened 20-year-old waitress Helen Calderwood with the sack unless she made the hoax call last December.
29 What was really wonderful was that the paper swallowed the hoax whole.
30 It was still not clear last night whether the tapes were an elaborate hoax.
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