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He also admitted planting a hoax bomb on a bridge over a major road. The Sun (2008)Five other fake devices were found after eight hoax bomb calls. The Sun (2011)Police say that the hoax calls are often disturbingly graphic. Times, Sunday Times (2014)BRITAIN'S worst hoax caller was jailed for four years yesterday. The Sun (2008)Humble referred to her murder in his first hoax letter. The Sun (2006)The nurse who was tricked in the royal phone hoax scandal left an apparent suicide note that criticised her hospital colleagues. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A postman has appeared in court charged with sending letters containing white powder and planting a hoax bomb. Times, Sunday Times (2008)THE passenger whose hoax bomb threat saw a plane diverted under a fighter jet escort leaves court yesterday after owning up. The Sun (2011)AN air steward who planted a bomb hoax note on a plane was jailed for 18 months yesterday. The Sun (2009)In July 2003 a hoax bomb was delivered and the bomb squad was called. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In Wells' story the promise of the door in the wall is a cruel hoax. Christianity Today (2000)A police spokesman said: 'It was a cruel hoax. The Sun (2010)TYSON FURY was the victim of a cruel hoax as his young son lay fighting for his life in hospital. The Sun (2011)
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British English: hoax NOUN
A hoax is a trick in which someone tells people a lie, for example that a picture is genuine when it is not.
He denied making the hoax call but was convicted after a short trial.
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