Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “act out”

act out

verb phrasal verb with act  /ækt/ us  

(BEHAVE BADLY)

to behave badly because you are unhappy or upset, often in ways that you are not aware of: These kids act out because their lives are a mess.
(Definition of act out from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of act out?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

juggernaut

a very large, heavy truck

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More