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    Feint or Fake

    I got a question, its from the sports category which of the words is the proper one to use in martial arts as a marked move - feint or fake ?
    Thank you for your answer, sincerly the asker.

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    Re: Feint or Fake

    Did you try the dictionary for this one?

    May I help:

    feint
    –noun
    1.
    a movement made in order to deceive an adversary; an attack aimed at one place or point merely as a distraction from the real place or point of attack: military feints; the feints of a skilled fencer.



    fake
    –verb (used with object)
    1.
    prepare or make (something specious, deceptive, or fraudulent): to fake a report showing nonexistent profits.
    3.
    to pretend; simulate: to fake illness.
    5.
    to trick or deceive (an opponent) by making a fake (often fol. by out ): The running back faked out the defender with a deft move and scored.

    –verb (used without object)
    7.
    to fake something; pretend.
    8.
    to give a fake to an opponent.
    –noun
    9.
    anything made to appear otherwise than it actually is; counterfeit: This diamond necklace is a fake.
    12.
    Sports . a simulated play or move intended to deceive an opponent.


    Looks like the dictionary supports both words, eh?

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    Re: Feint or Fake

    Quote Originally Posted by Iamasking View Post
    I got a question, its from the sports category which of the words is the proper one to use in martial arts as a marked move - feint or fake ?
    Thank you for your answer, sincerly the asker.
    The 'proper' term is (a) feint or (a) feint move, meaning (a) fake move.

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    Re: Feint or Fake

    I am aware of the that fact the both terms are correct and mean the same, but for example:
    We got a fight, commentary about a fighter marking a leg kick but attacking with a jab:
    That was a great feint !
    That was a great fake !

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    Re: Feint or Fake

    In the context of sports such as martial arts, I would expect "feint."

    In other context, such as American football, where the quarterback pretends to hand the ball to someone but really keeps it to thrown down field, I'd call that a "fake."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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