Meaning of “make as if to do sth” in the English Dictionary

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"make as if to do sth" in British English

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make as if to do sth

If you make as if to do something, you seem as if that is what you are going to do:

He made as if to speak.

(Definition of “make as if to do sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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