perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program;
be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure
a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet
have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected; "The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought"; "How does your idea work in practice?"; "This method doesn't work"; "The breaks of my new car act quickly"; "The medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water"
a manifestation of insincerity; "he put on quite an act for her benefit"
be suitable for theatrical performance; "This scene acts well"
behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
affected manners intended to impress others; "don't put on airs with me"
travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"
a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing; "an air of mystery"; "the house had a neglected air"; "an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters"; "the place had an aura of romance"
medium for radio and television broadcasting; "the program was on the air from 9 til midnight"; "the president used the airwaves to take his message to the people"
a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence;
the mass of air surrounding the Earth; "there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; "it was exposed to the air"
expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"
the region above the ground; "her hand stopped in mid air"; "he thr
the face or front of a building
a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant
an artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"
a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)
something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
make believe with the intent to deceive;
a person who makes deceitful pretenses
make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"