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1(fake)(enthusiasm/ignorance) fingir(ignorance/enthusiasm) simularhe feigned illness/death — se hizo el enfermo/muerto
- he feigned affection for her — fingió que le tenía cariño
- People said that I feigned injury and that I winked when I was on the stretcher.
- At least three of his opponents claim he feigned injury as a psychological tactic.
- They are awarded for offences such as grabbing, holding, feigning injury, pushing and turning one's back on an opponent.
- If a predator approaches an active nest, the adults will give alarm calls and often feign injury to draw the predator away.
- In a time of snarling footballers and feigned injuries and all-round nasty behaviour, it is good to see two footballers smile and laugh so much.
- One can affect unawareness, feign indifference or summon up some other defense against such entreaties.
- Being a big coward myself, I think I'd feign an injury rather than be on a team that has to face this Argentinan side.
- When was the last time we heard a manager berate one of his own players on TV for feigning injury, diving, time-wasting or abusing the referee?
- The parents readily feign injury to distract attention from young which can fly at around three weeks.
- Apparently many of his patients try to take him for a ride, feigning injuries to achieve compensation, while other call-outs are totally unnecessary.
- With knees bent in, they bob back and forth; some of the men almost look like they're feigning broken limbs.
- Fair enough, there are people who feign injuries and make up claims to make some money, which is totally wrong.
- This is like telling the story of a dream by feigning sleep.
- Likewise, fighters who feign wounds or injury to lure the enemy within striking range teach their foes to view enemy wounded as a threat, placing all injured soldiers at risk.
- Anthony and Maxwell are clamouring for her attention, and now the other girls think she's feigning her injury.
- And if that fails, fall to the ground and feign injury to break up your opponents' attack.
- Luckily for him, his opponent did not feign injury.
- She raises her eyebrows looking amused, then pulls her maybe face and feigns falling asleep on me.
- In rugby union, if a player's thought to be feigning injury, referees have the discretion to order them from the field.
2(invent)(alibi/excuse) inventar(alibi/excuse) inventarse
3feigned past participlefingido
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