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act sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with act   /ækt/ us  
to perform the actions and say the words of a situation or story: The children acted out their favourite poem. to express your thoughts, emotions, or ideas in your actions: Children's negative feelings often get acted out in bad behaviour.
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