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1sham/ˈʃæm/noun
pluralshams
1sham
/ˈʃæm/
noun
pluralshams
Learner's definition of SHAM  
[count] 
: something that is not what it appears to be and that is meant to trick or deceive people
   b  : someone who deceives people by pretending to be a particular kind of person, to have a particular skill, etc.
[noncount]  : words or actions that are not sincere or honest
2sham/ˈʃæm/adjective
2sham
/ˈʃæm/
adjective
Learner's definition of SHAM  
always used before a noun
: not real : false fake
3sham/ˈʃæm/verb
shamsshammedshamming
3sham
/ˈʃæm/
verb
shamsshammedshamming
Learner's definition of SHAM  
: to act in a way that is meant to trick or deceive people
[no object]
[+ object]
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