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Definition of pose noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a particular position in which someone stands, sits, etc., especially in order to be painted, drawn, or photographed He adopted a relaxed pose for the camera.
  2. 2(disapproving) a way of behaving that is not sincere and is only intended to impress other people synonym affectation This show of concern is just a pose.
  3. Idioms
    strike a pose
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    to hold your body in a particular way to create a particular impression to strike a dramatic pose
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pose

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