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Dictionary definition for: Pose

1. (n) affected manners intended to impress others; "don''t put on airs with me"

2. (v) introduce; "This poses an interesting question"

3. (n) a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes

4. (v) assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don''t know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"

5. (n) a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

6. (v) pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions; "She posed as the Czar''s daughter"

7. (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"

8. (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"

9. (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"

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