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act

verb /ӕkt/
to do something
actuar
It’s time the government acted to lower taxes.
to behave
comportarse
He acted foolishly at the meeting.
to perform (a part) in a play
actuar, representar, fingir
He has acted (the part of Romeo) on many occasions I thought he was dying, but he was only acting (= pretending).
acting adjective temporarily carrying out the duties of
en funciones
He is acting president of the society.
actor noun ( feminine also actress) a performer in a play.
actor; actriz
a film/movie actor.
act as phrasal verb to do the work or duties of
hacer de, actuar como
He acts as head of department when his boss is away.
act on phrasal verb to do something following the advice etc of someone
seguir
I am acting on the advice of my lawyer.
to have an effect on
tener efectos, producir alteraciones
Certain acids act on metal.
act on behalf of / act for to do something for (someone else); to act as the representative of (someone)
representar
My lawyer is acting on my behalf He is also acting on behalf of my mother She is acting for the headmaster in his absence.
act out phrasal verb to demonstrate how something happened by performing it like in a play
Interpretar
He acted out the incident just as he had witnessed it.
act up phrasal verb (used about a child) to behave badly
Portarse mal
The children were bored and started acting up..
get in on the act (informal) to become involved in an activity which someone else has started
Imitar
Originally only a few companies provided this service, but now everybody is trying to get in on the act.
get your act together (informal) to begin to organize things in a more effective way
Espabilarse
Her work improved after she got her act together.
in the act (of) at the exact moment (of doing something)
in fraganti, con las manos en la masa
He was caught in the act (of stealing my car).
put on an act to pretend
fingir, hacer la comedia
I thought she had hurt herself, but she was only putting on an act.
(Definition of act from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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