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poseverb

 us   /poʊz/

pose verb (CAUSE)

[T] to cause something, esp. a problem or difficulty: Does this defendant really pose a threat to the community? [T] To pose a question is to bring attention to a problem, often in the form of a question: Joanna poses the question, "How do we accomplish these goals?"

pose verb (POSITION)

[I] to move into and stay in a particular position, usually so that you can be photographed or have your picture drawn or painted: We all posed for our photographs in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

pose verb (PRETEND)

[I] to pretend to be someone else in order to deceive others: The detective posed as a sailor to try to catch the smugglers.

posenoun [C]

 us   /poʊz/

pose noun [C] (POSITION)

the position in which someone stands or sits when posing: Can you hold that pose?
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