pose as (someone or something)

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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 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 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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