masquerade as

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masquerade as someone or something

to appear disguised as someone or something; to pretend to be someone or something. We decided to masquerade as ghosts for the party. Mr. Wilson, who is a bit overweight, masqueraded as Cinderella's coach.
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In her introduction, Bell draws a distinction between "traditional masquerade" and masquerade as we now experience it.
Grant refers to his own masquerade as a charade in Charade.
Elizabeth Atkins is the author of Dark Secret (Forge, July 2000), a sexy thriller about a biracial woman whose high-stakes masquerade as a glamorous white woman costs her black mother's life.
Burton's analysis of possession cult and carnival demonstrates that the two ritual practices share masquerade as a common feature or, more generally, the "ludic, theatrical, or agonic character of both.
Go to almost any urban area in the country and see the kind of damage to people's lives which is done by a number of travellers who masquerade as gipsies.
Dogs and their handlers who helped in the rescue work have been invited to attend the pet masquerade as special guests.