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strike an attitude

To assume a dramatic or exaggerated bodily attitude or position, as for a photograph or portrait. After the serious wedding photos were finished, everyone struck a silly attitude for a funny picture. I always feel awkward striking an attitude for these publicity shots. It always feels so forced.
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strike a pose

To assume a dramatic or exaggerated bodily attitude or position, as for a photograph or portrait. After the serious wedding photos were finished, everyone struck a silly pose for a funny picture. I always feel awkward striking a pose for these publicity shots. It always feels so forced.
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pose a question

To raise, present, or imply a question of some kind. Modifiers are often used between "pose" and "question" to indicate or specify the type or nature of the questions being raised, presented, or implied. I'd like to pose a question for you: What do we do when this water supply runs out? The report poses several serious questions about the legality of the president's plan.
See also: pose, question

pose as (someone or something)

To present or portray oneself falsely as a different person or type of person. Someone posing as a security guard managed to sneak in and steal a bunch of company secrets. You only studied psychology for a single semester, so stop posing as some sort of expert on the topic!
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pose for (someone or something)

1. To strike and hold a particular pose so that one may be photographed or painted (by someone). I've been trying to find a new model to pose for me. I hate posing for pictures—it always feels so forced!
2. To arrange a person or thing into a particular pose before being photographed or painted (by someone). The camera man posed me for the photoshoot. My job is to pose the food for promotional photographs, making it look as delicious as possible.
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pose a question

to ask a question; to imply the need for asking a question. Genetic research poses many ethical questions. My interviewer posed a hypothetical question.
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pose as someone

to pretend to be someone else. The impostor posed as the president of the company. My twin posed as me while I went on vacation.
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pose as someone or something

to pretend to be someone or a type of person. I posed as Gerald and got the job. I posed as a nurse and got a job at a summer camp.
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pose for someone or something

to assume a posture appropriate to the subject of a photograph or painting. Paul wanted me to pose for him, but I declined. Will you pose for my painting?
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strike a pose

to position oneself in a certain posture. Bob struck a pose in front of the mirror to see how much he had bulked up. Lisa walked into the room and struck a pose, hoping she would be noticed.
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strike a ˈpose/an ˈattitude

sit, stand or lie in a position in order to attract attention: He was striking a pose, leaning against the ship’s rail.
See also: attitude, pose, strike
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Generally speaking, yoga poses where you passively stretch are good for stress-relief, according to (http://www.
This pose stretches the back torso and neck, and provides a gentle massage to the spine and belly organ.
The Warrior 1 pose has many benefits, including strengthening the legs, stretching the arms and legs, and developing concentration.
Finally, we extend our detector to profile faces and discuss how the detector's accuracy affected by poses variations.
One of the most valuable chapters in the book, Chapter 12 "Yoga Sequences, Emphasizing the Hips, Hamstrings, and Thighs," emphasizes how important it is to begin the poses with deep yogic breathing.
Knowledge of how yoga poses affect the body is another important aspect that Clennell addresses at the beginning of each yoga sequence.
And the client would say, 'OK, today is sexy pose or today is natural.
The app allows users to design personalized programs, choosing from a catalog of 300 poses.
Like "real" yoga classes, however little time we have, Army Crew Yoga ends with Shavasana or Corpse Pose.
Each of the six poses has about 30 different commands for improvement based on a dozen rules deemed essential for each yoga position.
During the first 4 months, SS I (Mountain, Prayer, Upward hand, Standing forward bend, Plank, Four-limbed staff, Upward-facing dog, Downward-facing dog, Standing forward bend, Upward hand, Prayer poses) with a triangle pose and warrior series were instructed and jumping was progressively included.
I have found that incorporating a few simple yoga poses into each class session is a beautiful way of illustrating and applying many important elements of childbirth preparation.
Summary: - Hatha: An umbrella for many types of classes, hatha yoga describes many physical types of practice that are generally slow-paced and focused on holding poses ("asanas") for a longer period of time.
Figure Poses for Fashion Illustrators" is a resource for aspiring fashion designers who want to make sure their designs come off as professional, clean, clear and displaying the most of the clothing's design.
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