- 1 [transitive] pose something to create a threat, problem, etc. that has to be dealt with to pose a threat/challenge/danger/risk The task poses no special problems.
- 2[transitive] pose a question (formal) to ask a question, especially one that needs serious thought
- 3 [intransitive] pose (for somebody/something) to sit or stand in a particular position in order to be painted, drawn or photographed The delegates posed for a group photograph. They posed briefly for photographs before driving off. See related entries: Artwork and techniques, Art equipment
- 4 [intransitive] pose as somebody to pretend to be somebody in order to trick other people The gang entered the building posing as workmen.
- 5[intransitive] (usually used in the progressive tenses) (disapproving) to dress or behave in a way that is intended to impress other people I saw him out posing in his new sports car. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French poser (verb), from late Latin pausare
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BrE BrE//pəʊz//; NAmE NAmE//poʊz//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pose
BrE BrE//pəʊz//; NAmE NAmE//poʊz//he / she / it poses
BrE BrE//ˈpəʊzɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpoʊzɪz//past simple posed
BrE BrE//pəʊzd//; NAmE NAmE//poʊzd//past participle posed
BrE BrE//pəʊzd//; NAmE NAmE//poʊzd//-ing form posing
BrE BrE//ˈpəʊzɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpoʊzɪŋ//Artwork and techniques, Art equipment