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  1. pose
    IPA[pōz]
  2. verb

    • 1. present or constitute (a problem, danger, or difficulty):

      the sheer number of visitors is posing a threat to the area
      Synonym : constitute, present, create, cause, produce, give rise to, lead to, result in
    • 2. raise (a question or matter for consideration):

      a statement that posed more questions than it answered
    • 3. assume a particular attitude or position in order to be photographed, painted, or drawn:

      she posed for a swarm of TV cameramen
      Synonym : be a model, model, sit, take up a position, assume an attitude, strike a pose
    • 4. place (someone) in a particular attitude or position in order to be photographed, painted, or drawn:

      he posed her on the sofa
      Synonym : position, place, put, arrange, lay out, set out, dispose, locate, situate, posture
    • 5. pretend to be (someone or something):

      a literary novel posing as a spy thriller a detective posing as a customer
    • 6. behave affectedly in order to impress others:

      some people like to drive these cars, but most just like to pose in them
      Synonym : behave affectedly, strike an attitude, strike a pose, posture, attitudinize, put on airs, put on an act, show off, cop an attitude

    noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: pose, plural noun: poses

    • v.: verb: pose, 3rd person present: poses, gerund or present participle: posing, past tense: posed, past participle: posed

    • verb

      puzzle or perplex (someone) with a question or problem:
    • verb

      present or constitute (a problem or danger):

      raise (a question or matter for consideration):

    • noun

      a way of standing or sitting, especially in order to be photographed, painted, or drawn:

      a particular way of behaving adopted in order to impress or to give a false impression:

    • verb

      puzzle or perplex (someone) with a question or problem:
    • verb

      nonstandard spelling of suppose, representing speech
    • noun

      a resting pose in yoga, typically assumed at the end of a session, in which one lies flat on one's back with one's eyes closed and one's arms relaxed at one's sides:
    • noun

      a resting pose in yoga, typically assumed at the end of a session, in which one lies flat on one's back with one's eyes closed and one's arms relaxed at one's sides:
    • verb

      non-standard spelling of suppose, representing speech
    • hold one's body in a particular position to create an impression
    • noun

      a yoga pose assumed by kneeling and bending one's upper body downwards until one's head touches the floor in front of one's knees:
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