act as

VERB
  1. function as or act like
    This heap of stones will act as a barrier
  2. pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
    She plays deaf when the news are bad
    He acted the idiot
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How To Use act as In A Sentence

  • Under the cover of darkness, exotic sports cars come alive with red-hot glowing brakes, flaming exhausts and sparks from contact as drivers battle both the elements and other drivers.
  • a good deal of comfort in the fact as she sold 7-Cs at $22.50 a pair to behemothian damsels who possessed money in proportion to Myra's beauty. Gigolo
  • Mr. Peters," he said, to the tipple-boss, "I've come to act as check-weighman. King Coal : a Novel
  • These structural problems will act as a major constraint on any potential recovery in the housing market.
  • This sits badly with the Act assertion that all data be ‘obtained fairly’.
  • The fact that many crustaceans, being omnivorous, may act as scavengers and eat the corpses of fellow aquatic creatures need not be a deterrent.
  • It may act as such, by suppressing ovulation, but it also works by making the lining of the womb hostile to the newly conceived embryo.
  • Shakily I splashed some cold water onto my stricken face, wishing the cold liquid to act as a reality check, maybe even wake me up from this painfully real nightmare.
  • John will act as a deputy for me during my absence.
  • A Mentor Business Analyst, working in a part-time role on the simulation to act as the customer to the developers, as well as to coach inductee BA's if they exist.
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