deke

[deek] Ice Hockey.
verb (used with object), deked, deking.
1.
to deceive (an opponent) by a fake.
noun
2.
a fake or feint intended to deceive a defensive player, often drawing that player out of position.

Origin:
1955–60; orig. Canadian E shortening of decoy

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Slayton

[sleyt-n]
noun
Donald Kent ("Deke") 1924–1993, U.S. astronaut.
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deke (diːk)
 
n
1.  (esp in ice hockey) the act or an instance of feinting
 
vb
2.  (esp in ice hockey) to deceive (an opponent) by carrying out a feint
 
[C20: shortened from decoy]

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deke
1960, ice hockey slang for a quick feinting move, short for decoy. The verb is attested from 1961.
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It does make sense to me to take private funding offline while public funding comes on instead of continuing to deke the market.
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