act something out

perform a narrative as if it were a play.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • act something out — …   Useful english dictionary

  • play something out — act the whole of a drama; enact a scene or role * * * ˌplay sthˈout derived when an event is played out, it happens Syn: ↑enact • Their love affair was played out against the backdrop of war. Main entry: ↑playderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • act out — verb 1. represent an incident, state, or emotion by action, especially on stage (Freq. 1) She could act neurotic anxiety • Hypernyms: ↑act, ↑play, ↑represent • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • act — verb 1》 take action; do something.     ↘(act up) informal behave badly. 2》 (act for/on behalf of) represent on a contractual or legal basis.     ↘[as adjective acting] temporarily doing the duties of another. 3》 take effect or have a particular… …   English new terms dictionary

  • act — act1 W1S1 [ækt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(action)¦ 2¦(law)¦ 3¦(pretending)¦ 4 get your act together 5¦(play)¦ 6¦(performance)¦ 7¦(performer)¦ 8 a hard/tough etc act to follow 9 get in on the act 10 act of God …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • act — 1 noun (C) 1 ACTION (C) a particular kind of action: a criminal act | act of kindness/revenge/courage etc: The Bishop condemned the attack as an act of mindless violence. | a supreme act of heroism | the sexual act (=the act of having sex) 2 be… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • out — out1 W1S1 [aut] adv ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(from inside )¦ 2¦(outside)¦ 3¦(not at home)¦ 4¦(distant place)¦ 5¦(given to many people)¦ 6¦(get rid of something)¦ 7¦(not burning/shining)¦ 8¦(sun/moon etc)¦ 9¦(flowers)¦ 10¦(complet …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • act*/*/*/ — [ækt] noun I 1) [C] a single thing that someone does an act of violence against innocent people[/ex] a simple act of kindness[/ex] groups committing criminal acts[/ex] 2) [singular] a way of behaving that is not sincere She isn t really upset: it …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ACT New Zealand — Infobox New Zealand Political Party name english = ACT New Zealand name maori = party party wikicolourid = ACTNZ leader = Rodney Hide president = Garry Mallett deputy = Heather Roy mps = 2 foundation = 1994 ideology = Classical Liberalism… …   Wikipedia

  • act — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 thing that sb does ADJECTIVE ▪ charitable, kind ▪ heroic, selfless ▪ a heroic act of bravery ▪ aggressive …   Collocations dictionary

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