ˌact sth ˈout

phrasal verb
to copy events that happened by pretending to be the people involved

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  • act — 1 noun (C) 1 ACTION (C) a particular kind of action: a criminal act | act of kindness/revenge/courage etc: The Bishop condemned the attack as an act of mindless violence. | a supreme act of heroism | the sexual act (=the act of having sex) 2 be… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • act*/*/*/ — [ækt] noun I 1) [C] a single thing that someone does an act of violence against innocent people[/ex] a simple act of kindness[/ex] groups committing criminal acts[/ex] 2) [singular] a way of behaving that is not sincere She isn t really upset: it …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • act — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 thing that sb does ADJECTIVE ▪ charitable, kind ▪ heroic, selfless ▪ a heroic act of bravery ▪ aggressive …   Collocations dictionary

  • act — act1 W1S1 [ækt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(action)¦ 2¦(law)¦ 3¦(pretending)¦ 4 get your act together 5¦(play)¦ 6¦(performance)¦ 7¦(performer)¦ 8 a hard/tough etc act to follow 9 get in on the act 10 act of God …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • out — out1 W1S1 [aut] adv ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(from inside )¦ 2¦(outside)¦ 3¦(not at home)¦ 4¦(distant place)¦ 5¦(given to many people)¦ 6¦(get rid of something)¦ 7¦(not burning/shining)¦ 8¦(sun/moon etc)¦ 9¦(flowers)¦ 10¦(complet …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • play something out — act the whole of a drama; enact a scene or role * * * ˌplay sthˈout derived when an event is played out, it happens Syn: ↑enact • Their love affair was played out against the backdrop of war. Main entry: ↑playderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • share-out — noun a distribution in shares • Syn: ↑sharing • Derivationally related forms: ↑share (for: ↑sharing) • Hypernyms: ↑distribution …   Useful english dictionary

  • United States National Health Care Act — This article is about the 2009 U.S. National Health Care Act that failed to come to House debate. For the 2010 health care reform bill signed into law by President Barack Obama, see Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. United States… …   Wikipedia

  • cop-out — n excuse, dodge, evasion, fraud, pretence, pretext, alibi COLLOQ. get out, shirking, passing the buck * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: cop out, verb (herein) 1. : an excuse for copping out …   Useful english dictionary

  • To stand out — Stand Stand (st[a^]nd), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stood} (st[oo^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Standing}.] [OE. standen; AS. standan; akin to OFries. stonda, st[=a]n, D. staan, OS. standan, st[=a]n, OHG. stantan, st[=a]n, G. stehen, Icel. standa, Dan. staae,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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