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Meaning of playact

play•act

Pronunciation: (plā'akt"), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to engage in make-believe.
  2. to be insincere or affected in speech, manner, etc.: It's hard to get away with playacting with members of one's own family.
  3. to perform in a play.
—v.t.
  1. to dramatize (something): They playacted the movements of a burglar.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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