Verb act out Definition and Examples


act out

Definition as verb:


act out (third-person singular simple present acts out, present participle acting out, simple past and past participle acted out)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see act,‎ out.
  2. To perform something specific.
    1. (idiomatic) To perform a scene from a play, a charade or an exercise.
    2. (idiomatic) To perform a fantasy in reality.
  3. To express internal feelings or thoughts.
    1. To express one's feelings through disruptive actions.
    2. To express ideas or desires through actions rather than words.

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