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  1. play-act

    • IPA[ˈpleɪakt]

    英式

    • v.
      engage in pretence in order to trick someone or gain an advantage;act in a play
    • verb: play-act, 3rd person present: play-acts, gerund or present participle: play-acting, past tense: play-acted, past participle: play-acted

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. engage in pretence in order to trick someone or gain an advantage I am a professional and I would never play-act to get someone sent off she play-acted grief when told her husband had died
    • 2. act in a play they don costumes and play-act on stage in the town's unoccupied theatre
    • act (a scene, role, etc.) they were play-acting a western duel