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We were never going to make the marriage work, so why pretend?
She closed her eyes and pretended to be asleep.
I'm sorry, but I can't just sit back and pretend it hasn't happened.
I know you hate my haircut, so it's no good pretending otherwise.
It was useless to pretend innocence.
I'm not going to pretend we achieved a lot.
I don't pretend to have all the answers.
He's never pretended to any great knowledge of art.
This is the British English definition of pretend. View American English definition of pretend.
to kill someone in a violent way