feint

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Synonyms for feint

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any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)

deceive by a mock action

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We had to be cautious, there was a lot of feinting.
Wales delayed the heel in the scrum and Brynmor Williams, the scrum-half, gave the appearance of feinting to pass out to his backs, at which Clive Woodward, the England centre, moved up into a marginally off-side position in midfield.
However, feinting to kick the ball once the player has completed his run-up is now considered an infringement.
There was also a ruling on feinting at penalty kicks.
It has become a trademark for the likes of Robbie Keane and the current law is open to interpretation, with feinting permitted unless the referee consider s it "an act of unsporting behaviour".
You haven't changed a bit-- / gripping your brocade with one small hand / and with the other feinting flowers at the bees.
So I devised a plan to spend our first proper sparring session feinting the lead right then rolling under his left and exploding upwith a left hook of my own to his open chin.
He illustrated his elusive style, which earned him the nickname 'Will o' the Wisp', in the third round of a 1942 fight with Jackie Graves, which he won by feinting and keeping his opponent off-balance.