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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.
See also: pose, strike

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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Problem posing can be defined as the generation of new problems and mathematical questions, as well as the reformulation of problems within the process of solving a given problem, when a solver restates or recreates a given problem in some way or other to make it more accessible for solution.
The issue of the extent to which problem posing can be considered as an index of a student's problem-solving ability was first raised by Kilpatrick (1987).
There is a very thin line between cliche and communication when it comes to "folded-arms" posing, and Brown takes the safest approach by avoiding it altogether.
BLACK UP: Filippa Hamilton; RACY: Jessica and Alessander; KLUM KISSED: Heidi looks fantastic posing under her shady hat
There is less posing here, and as a result the picture communicates more naturally and thus more effectively.
These are definitely some good-looking dogs,'' added Bruce Willis as he thumbed through a 2006 Lakers calendar featuring players posing with canine pinups.
Girls and boys are smoking and dancing, posing according to received ideas of what's cool, but still, something unique and unrestrained forces itself through.
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.
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.
In a reply, Conason said it is hypocritical of the Rutherford Institute to attack Jones for posing nude in Penthouse.
Paris arrived on time wearing a pink mini and pink Tinkerbell sweater, posing with her book and her parents.
Lighting and Posing Techniques for Photographing Woman
2 million bottles of water after receiving 10 complaints of caps unexpectedly coming off and posing a choking hazard to young children.
She's posing in an open shirt and briefs, staring at the camera with gut-deep eyes.