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Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
The symptoms following consumption of fake whiskey are similar to those of gastric poisoning.
fake (adj.) = counterfeit
Do you really think that you can deceive experienced art dealers with an oil painting that you have faked up?
You can easily fake up an excuse to avoid going out with him.
What else could the poor old chap do but fake up an answer fit for publication?
fake up = tamper
You could try to fake out the teacher by handing in your book as though you'd done the work : he may not mark the books anyway.
fake out = deceive; mislead
I hid my face in my hands and faked some sobs.
She faked illness so she did not have to go to school.
fake = imitate; simulate
Whistle a few bars ... and I'll fake the rest.
fake = improvise
It was found that the painting was not Renoir, but a fake.
fake = something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
She had stood petrified before him, as if affected by some wicked spell.
petrify = paralyze
The caryatides were supposed to have been petrified by magic.
petrify = turn into stone
He petrified the whole neighborhood by his playing.
His look petrified the girl.
petrify = dumbfound
She seemed to petrify when she heard the news.
She was petrified with grief.
petrify = benumb
Thank you again for your kindness.