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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An act or instance of make-believe or pretending. Also: Behavior in which you pretend to be upset, injured, etc. in order to get sympathy or an advantage

Usage examples (36)
  • If she moderates her tone, she's just play-acting.
  • Anyway, we're play-acting here, so my age is irrelevant.
  • Indeed, play-acting is all they have left at this point.
  • The Netherlands won the play-acting contest, and the match. for more
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