play-act

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play-act

or play·act  (plā′ăkt′)
intr.v. play-act·ed, play-act·ing, play-acts also play·act·ed or play·act·ing also play·acts
1. To play a role in a dramatic performance.
2. To play a pretended role; make believe.
3. To behave in an overdramatic or artificial manner.

play-act

vb
1. (intr) to pretend or make believe
2. (intr) to behave in an overdramatic or affected manner
3. (Theatre) to act in or as in (a play)
ˈplay-ˌacting n
ˈplay-ˌactor n

play-act


Past participle: play-acted
Gerund: play-acting

Imperative
play-act
play-act
Present
I play-act
you play-act
he/she/it play-acts
we play-act
you play-act
they play-act
Preterite
I play-acted
you play-acted
he/she/it play-acted
we play-acted
you play-acted
they play-acted
Present Continuous
I am play-acting
you are play-acting
he/she/it is play-acting
we are play-acting
you are play-acting
they are play-acting
Present Perfect
I have play-acted
you have play-acted
he/she/it has play-acted
we have play-acted
you have play-acted
they have play-acted
Past Continuous
I was play-acting
you were play-acting
he/she/it was play-acting
we were play-acting
you were play-acting
they were play-acting
Past Perfect
I had play-acted
you had play-acted
he/she/it had play-acted
we had play-acted
you had play-acted
they had play-acted
Future
I will play-act
you will play-act
he/she/it will play-act
we will play-act
you will play-act
they will play-act
Future Perfect
I will have play-acted
you will have play-acted
he/she/it will have play-acted
we will have play-acted
you will have play-acted
they will have play-acted
Future Continuous
I will be play-acting
you will be play-acting
he/she/it will be play-acting
we will be play-acting
you will be play-acting
they will be play-acting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been play-acting
you have been play-acting
he/she/it has been play-acting
we have been play-acting
you have been play-acting
they have been play-acting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been play-acting
you will have been play-acting
he/she/it will have been play-acting
we will have been play-acting
you will have been play-acting
they will have been play-acting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been play-acting
you had been play-acting
he/she/it had been play-acting
we had been play-acting
you had been play-acting
they had been play-acting
Conditional
I would play-act
you would play-act
he/she/it would play-act
we would play-act
you would play-act
they would play-act
Past Conditional
I would have play-acted
you would have play-acted
he/she/it would have play-acted
we would have play-acted
you would have play-acted
they would have play-acted
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play-act

verb
1. To play the part of:
2. To behave affectedly or insincerely or take on a false or misleading appearance of:
Translations

play-act

[ˈpleɪækt] VI (lit) → hacer teatro, actuar (fig) (= pretend) → hacer teatro
References in classic literature ?
Henry, you look like a play-actor," announced Aunt Em, looking at her husband critically.
he says, and went stalking about, wringing his fat hands more like a play-actor than a gentleman.
From the Toronto Play-Actors of the 1950s, to the Vancouver Street Theatre of the 1960s, to the Ottawa (ironically named) Great Canadian Theatre Company in the 1970s, Filewod shows how 1930s agitprop evolved for decades after into new forms of radical street theatre, including puppetry and the carnivalesque, that continue today.
They're not like that other bunch of 'sportsmen', the divers the stampers, the posers and play-actors and the racists - not to mention the managers with their limp-wristed handshakes after the game.
If the club gain any advantage, a goal, man sent off or whatever, then deduct any points they won from the match and, while we are at it, let's extend the campaign to the play-actors who turn the lightest of touches into a death scene from Hamlet.
I have been harping on about this for years but this needs to be stamped out of the game and it will only be done successfully if the game's governing bodies come down far harder on the cheats and play-actors.