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feint / fānt/ • n. a deceptive or pretended blow, thrust, or other movement, esp. in boxing or fencing: a feint at the face. ∎  a mock attack or movement in warfare, made to distract or deceive an enemy. • v. [intr.] make a deceptive or distracting movement, typically during a fight. ∎  [tr.] pretend to throw a (punch or blow) in order to deceive or distract an opponent: feinting a left, I bobbed to the right. feint2 • adj. denoting paper printed with faint lines as a guide for handwriting; denoting the lines so printed.

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feint1 feigned attack. XVII. — (O)F. feinte, sb. use of fem. pp. of feindre FEIGN.

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feint2 commercial sp. of FAINT, in feint lines. XIX.