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English definition of “play-acting”


noun [U]     /ˈpleɪ.æk.tɪŋ/ US  /-t̬ɪŋ/
an attempt to hide your feelings from other people , or to entertain people , by deliberately behaving in a way that does not represent your true feelings : Don't take any notice of him - it's just play-acting.Faking and pretending play-act     /ˈpleɪ.ækt/ verb [I] Faking and pretending
(Definition of play-acting noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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