Definition of posture verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

posture

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈpɒstʃə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːstʃər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they posture
BrE BrE//ˈpɒstʃə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːstʃər//
 
he / she / it postures
BrE BrE//ˈpɒstʃəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːstʃərz//
 
past simple postured
BrE BrE//ˈpɒstʃəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːstʃərd//
 
past participle postured
BrE BrE//ˈpɒstʃəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːstʃərd//
 
-ing form posturing
BrE BrE//ˈpɒstʃərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːstʃərɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] posture (as something) (formal) to pretend to be something that you are not by saying and doing things in order to impress or trick people Word Origin late 16th cent. (denoting the relative position of one thing to another): from French, from Italian postura, from Latin positura ‘position’, from posit- ‘placed’, from the verb ponere.
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