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To pretend to do or feel something



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



to pretend that something has happened when it has not



to pretend to feel or think something



to pretend to have a particular feeling or attitude

make believe

to pretend that something is real, especially in a game

put on

to pretend to have a particular feeling or a particular way of speaking or behaving



to behave as if you feel something that you do not or as if you are a type of person that you are not

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



to pretend to have a particular feeling

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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