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English definition of “pose”

pose

verb [I] (PRETEND)    /pəʊz/ US  /poʊz/
to pretend to be something that you are not or to have qualities that you do not have, in order to be admired or attract interest: He doesn't really know a thing about the theatre - he's just posing!Faking and pretending
(Definition of pose verb (PRETEND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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