Definition of play-act verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

play-act

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verb
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[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they play-act
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he / she / it play-acts
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past simple play-acted
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past participle play-acted
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-ing form play-acting
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to behave in a way that seems to be honest and sincere when in fact you are pretending He thought she was play-acting but in fact she had really hurt herself.

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