pose  

  • Definition of pose

    • (n): a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display  
    • (n): affected manners intended to impress others; "don''t put on airs with me"  
    • (n): a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes  
    • (v): be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don''t know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"  
    • (v): pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions; "She posed as the Czar''s daughter"  
    • (v): put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"  
    • (v): assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don''t know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"  
    • (v): behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others; "Don''t pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!"; "She postured and made a total fool of herself"  
    • (v): introduce; "This poses an interesting question"  

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