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Definition of act out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

act out

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    act somethingout

     
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  1. 1 to perform a ceremony or show how something happened, as if performing a play The ritual of the party convention is acted out in the same way every year. The children started to act out the whole incident.
  2. 2to act a part in a real situation She acted out the role of the wronged lover.
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