Act 3 meaning of act as, act up, act out, act of God

Meaning of: act as, act of God, act up and act out

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The English verb ACT is used in many situations with a number of meanings.

Here are a few examples:

act as

– fulfil the purpose of

  • – a trained dog can act as a guide to a blind person

act of God

– a natural event that cannot be prevented or controlled

  • – The earthquake was an act of God, fortunately very few people lost their homes

act up

– behave or perform badly

  • – When we were driving to London the car started to play up and we had to stop
  • – John’s children are well-behaved they never act up when they are with other people

act out

– express (thoughts, unconscious fears, etc) in actions and behaviour rather than words

  • – When Gisela gets irritated and starts shouting at her children she is usually acting out her worries about her job

There are also lessons with idioms using LOVE  as well as many other lessons and exercises with phrasal verbs and English Idioms  One example is Cry which is used in a number  of well-known  English expressions such as crybaby, cry wolf and a far cry    There are more lessons with other verbs in the Phrasal Verb Index   it includes run and  think. If you want, you can  practise by doing these exercises

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