Definition of 'bogus'
Example sentences containing 'bogus'
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They lure people to bogus websites where they enter their card details. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the claims are totally bogus. Times, Sunday Times (2016)First it was bogus colleges. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Meanwhile, the decline in student numbers over the past six years is largely due to the closure of more than 900 bogus colleges. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But you are redirected to a bogus website. The Sun (2007)It is hoped they will also cut bogus compensation claims. The Sun (2015)Gang members submit bogus invoices for damage and sometimes treatment for personal injury to insurance companies. The Sun (2008)Illegal migrants and bogus asylum seekers poured in. The Sun (2009)An email that directs the recipient to a bogus website. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The designation was introduced to weed out bogus colleges set up solely to sponsor economic migrants. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The journalists set up a bogus lobbying company and offered to pay the three in return for access to government. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Scouting seminars in hotels are a popular rip-off tactic used by bogus agencies. The Sun (2009)Thousands of bogus students remain free to enter Britain despite new laws to tighten controls on immigration. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was a bogus company, it was a bogus investment. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Thousands of bogus students remain free to enter Britain despite controls aimed at tightening immigration. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Watch out for emails asking you to fill in your personal details, or bogus websites. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He called for honesty, adding that bogus claims may still get asylum with their own nationalities. The Sun (2015)COPS are hunting a bogus policeman who uses a car fitted with flashing blue lights to pull over speeding motorists. The Sun (2013)It is one part of the same populist anger that is commonly expressed about criminals, welfare fraudsters and bogus asylum seekers. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The bogus film was used as a cover to smuggle the Americans out of Iran. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But then'human rights lawyers had a go' and the law on bogus marriages was deemed illegal. The Sun (2006)We need to stop bogus marriages, crack down on colleges and make sure that the English language checks we carry out abroad are done properly. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Used Occasionally. bogus is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'bogus'
British English: bogus ADJECTIVE
If you describe something as bogus, you mean that it is not genuine.
...their bogus insurance claim.
Definition of bogus from the Collins English Dictionary
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