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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyact as
he/she/itacts as
present participleacting as
past tenseacted as
past participleacted as
  1. act as someone/something to do the job of a particular kind of person or thing

    You speak Greek – will you act as interpreter?

    Body fat acts as an insulator.

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