play act

See: pretend
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Get in They play act whenever they get the wind of a passing opponent and roll over so many times they nearly end up on the terraces.
We're quick to jump down the throats of ``foreigners'' who play act and dive.
For moviegoers and summer Shakespeare festival enthusiasts, Shakespeare For Dummies describes each of the major characters and then summarizes the play act by act in each of Shakespeare's surviving comedies and tragedies.
MARTIN JOL insists no Fulham player would play act in the way that saw Moussa Dembele sent off in a loss to Wisla Krakow last month.
I feel I have to play act in real life and I suspect most people feel that way.
Perhaps it's true if the manager says I'm a better player this season because I don't play act as much," said Ronaldo.
But the play acts out the drunk druggist's slapping of young George - played by Kasey Conde - for failing to deliver a prescription the boy knew is poisonous.