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pose

verb
 
 
/pəʊz/
pose a danger/problem/threat, etc to cause a problem: A lot of these chemicals pose very real threats to our health.Causing things to happen
BE STILL [I] to stay in a particular position so that someone can paint or photograph you: The two leaders posed for photographs outside the White House.Photography
ATTRACT ATTENTION [I] mainly UK to try to make people notice and admire you, especially by looking fashionable: Pascal was posing in his new sunglasses.Attention-seeking, distracting and showing off
pose a question formal to ask a questionQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
(Definition of pose verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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