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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.
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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.
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While the practice itself can help bring about good health, specific yoga poses may target, and ultimately improve, certain health concerns.
With each new pose, there is a change in breath; with each day this is more or less flexibility.
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The program, called Eyes-Free Yoga, uses Microsoft Kinect software to track body movements and offer auditory feedback in real time for six yoga poses, including Warrior I and II, Tree and Chair poses.
Each pose was chosen because it has specific birth- or pregnancy-related benefits.
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.
It's all about the swagger and pose to sell the design, even in art form.
English (1998) has found that children were able to pose a broader range and more complex problems on the basis of informal rather than of formal contexts.
Apparently asking a yoga teacher what their favorite yoga pose is is like asking this writer what her favorite color is, "What do you mean a favorite color?
And in my first yoga class, I was too busy checking out other students' superior strength or svelte bodies to follow the instruction to focus on my breath and awareness of my own body as I entered and held each pose.
I think we pose a threat to ourselves by being complacent and nonreactive.
So thanks Mary for your special pose for the Sunrise charity, I will always see you in a new light
From using levels to pose large groups to coordinating apparel and posing special groups, there are plenty of insights.