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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.
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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.
See also: attitude, pose, strike
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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).
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).
He was released from the psychiatric hospital in April 1994 but in October that year he was jailed for five years for theft and burglary, also linked to incidents while posing as a doctor.
Her cool house, notable art collection, and the Eileen Gray table that holds her ashtray add interest, even if it does seem like namedropping in the form of painting, and the images of Leavin working in her study or posing with her dogs are hard to pass up.
People can look right into the camera, as long as they aren't self-consciously posing. If they display body language that is natural and not forced, and if the settings are appropriately symbolic, such portraits can tell a story.
The beautiful actress proves the fact by posing in various seductive poses for the magazine spread.
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.
SUPERMODEL Heidi Klum proves she has no spare tyres in next year's Pirelli calendar - by posing in just a sun hat.
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.
Some of the most common corporate photos are portraits of people posing with their arms folded over their chests.
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.
Ten weeks ago, EPA's science advisory board recommended the agency continue to view a daily dioxin dose of 0.006 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.
Posing like Jesus pose & an article about accepting him as your sunday savior," said @michaelmears.
SCOTLAND is full of posers - with around 70 per cent admitting to posing in photos.