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English definition of “pose”

pose

noun [C usually singular] (PRETENDING)    /pəʊz/ US  /poʊz/
an occasion when someone pretends to have qualities that they do not have: She likes to appear as if she knows all about the latest films and art exhibitions, but it's all a pose (= she's pretending and it's not true).Faking and pretending
(Definition of pose noun (PRETENDING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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