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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.
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The development of problem posing competency is generally recognized as an important goal of mathematics teaching and learning; it lies at the heart of mathematical activity (Crespo, 2003; English, 1997b; Brown Walter, 1993).
After analysing students' written responses, the strategies students used for problem posing were classified into three categories: (a) reformulation; (b) reconstruction; and (c) imitation.
The second updated edition of The Portrait Photographer's Guide to Posing blends coverage of the classic rules of posing and new rules of how to pose people and when to break the rules, and offers neo-pro portrait photographers tips gained from the pros.
Hence Jessica Miller posing with male model Alessander Garsman.
If they are about posing or fantasy, they seem tied up in either uninteresting ego trips or head trips to which I don't care to be privy.
Some of the most common corporate photos are portraits of people posing with their arms folded over their chests.
The data suggest that every excess calorie raises breast cancer risk, with each excess fat-derived calorie posing about 67 percent more risk than calories from other sources, he says.
As these countries continue to rapidly and haphazardly build network infrastructure, they have in many cases implemented improperly secured systems, thereby posing a significant risk to networks globally.
We're just, like, posing with her and getting very touchy.
GUIDE TO POSING is thus an essential guide in any pro photographer's toolkit: it covers the basics of good posing, how to pose for best expressions and flattering results, and how to pose different people from kids to brides.
These are definitely some good-looking dogs,'' added Bruce Willis as he thumbed through a 2006 Lakers calendar featuring players posing with canine pinups.
All the images in this exhibition blur the boundaries between public and private moments, between voyeurism and innocent observation on the part of the photographer/viewer, and between distinctions as to whether the girls depicted are acting naturally, being posed, self-consciously posing themselves, or, more strangely, naturally assuming artificial poses.
Necessity: Although there is no probable cause to believe the subject previously committed a crime involving the infliction or threatened infliction of death or serious physical injury, he is posing an imminent danger to the agents by his violent resistance to arrest with what appears to be a chemical agent.
The less obvious the posing, the more effective the result.
006 picogram per kilogram (pg/kg) of body weight as posing a one-in-a-million lifetime increased risk of developing cancer, says Silbergeld, an advisory board member.