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Definition of sham:

  1. A false front, or removable ornamental covering.
  2. False; counterfeit; pretended; feigned; unreal; as, a sham fight.
  3. That which deceives expectation; any trick, fraud, or device that deludes and disappoint; a make- believe; delusion; imposture, humbug.
  4. To assume the manner and character of; to imitate; to ape; to feign.
  5. To make false pretenses; to deceive; to feign; to impose.
  6. To obtrude by fraud or imposition.
  7. To trick; to cheat; to deceive or delude with false pretenses.


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