[General] fake(n),(v),(a)/petrify

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vil

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Dear teachers,

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.

Regards,

V.
 

sarat_106

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Dear teachers,

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 Ok

Do you really think that you can deceive experienced art dealers with an oil painting that you have faked up? Ok

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 =unreal act/action

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 Ok

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= to pretend

Whistle a few bars ... and I'll fake the rest.
I have not done that type of job, but I can fake it.
fake = improvise

It was found that the painting was not by 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= To remain unmoved/imobilized akin to stone.

The caryatides were supposed to have been petrified by magic.

petrify = turn into stone

He petrified the whole neighborhood by his terror tactice/playing.

His look petrified the girl.

petrify = dumbfound

She seemed to petrify when she heard the news.

She was petrified with grief.

petrify = benumb= to become inactive


Thank you again for your kindness.

Regards,

V.

All look fine.
 
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