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To pretend to do or feel something

play along

to pretend to agree with someone or something, especially in order to get what you want or avoid an argument

keep up

to continue to pretend that something is true

pretend

verb

to behave in a particular way because you want someone to believe that something is true when it is not

pretend

verb

to imagine that something is true when you are playing a game

tease

verb

to make someone think that you are willing to have sex with them when you are not

fake

verb

to pretend that something has happened when it has not

play out

if you play out a situation, you pretend that it is really happening

pretend

verb

to claim that something is true when it is not

simulate

verb

to pretend to feel or think something

fake

verb

to pretend to have a feeling that you do not have

the deep web

a part of the Internet that cannot be accessed with conventional browsers or search tools, often used for illegal activity

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digital hermit

a person who avoids using modern technologies like e-mail or the Internet

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