Definition of 'counterfeit'
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There were also weapons and counterfeit goods available to buy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The proliferation of counterfeit Apple products has been attributed to the price of the originals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A woman in China was electrocuted three years ago when she picked up her iPhone while it was connected to a counterfeit product. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It will be easier and cheaper to produce counterfeit products if the packs all look the same. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is an appetite for counterfeit goods. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She also laundered money and sold counterfeit goods. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Be careful if you are looking for help online because some websites are peddling counterfeit drugs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)How can you detect counterfeit bank notes? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Both admitted tendering counterfeit notes and got nine months in jail. The Sun (2009)The threat of increased counterfeit products and a rise in smuggling is the regular defence of tobacco companies. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is understood that a subsequent search of the vehicle unearthed a quantity of cannabis and counterfeit money. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He admitted possessing a counterfeit note. The Sun (2010)There is the quality issue with blood donations and the slim chance of being in an unscrupulous clinic that uses counterfeit drugs. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Whether you are moving people or drugs or counterfeit goods, our focus is not there. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's hard not to have a soft spot for counterfeit goods. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But this doesn't deter many people from setting up sites selling counterfeit drugs. The Sun (2009)If consumers cannot tell the genuine product from the counterfeit product, then there is an incentive to counterfeit. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)The group is alleging that eBay has not taken a strong enough position against the sale of counterfeit goods on its website. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A large quantity of cocaine and heroin, counterfeit money and electrical goods were seized. The Sun (2009)Some branded products may be counterfeit or, in the case of electrical items, dangerous. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It has signed an agreement to train 6,000 government inspectors at 16 main customs points to recognise counterfeit products. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He had evaded a long prison sentence in 2000 on a technicality after being caught with 1.6 million of counterfeit money. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Instead he and his friends headed to Holland, running riot with counterfeit currency and dodgy plastic supplied by an older villain. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The money was counterfeit and brought for the purpose from Russia to the UK. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Pakistan has been accused of economic sabotage after a surge in the amount of counterfeit currency being discovered in the vaults of India's central bank. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'counterfeit'
British English: counterfeit ADJECTIVE
Counterfeit money, goods, or documents are not real, but they look exactly like real ones.
He admitted possessing and delivering counterfeit currency.
British English: counterfeit VERB
If someone counterfeits something, they make a version of it that is not genuine but has been made to look genuine in order to deceive people.
...the coins he is alleged to have counterfeited.
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