Definition of as if (or though) in English:

as if (or though)


  • As would be the case if.

    ‘she behaved as if he wasn't there’
    • ‘Football is now a business, but players are expected to act as if it was still a sport.’
    • ‘The table was set out nicely and all seemed as though it would be a lovely lunch.’
    • ‘They have told me to act as if their house is mine and they are all looking after me well.’
    • ‘My father talked a lot about his own father before he died, as though he'd never got over it.’
    • ‘It was all he could do to act as though he had never read either of her letters.’
    • ‘So she got out of her car and went about her errands as though nothing untoward was happening.’
    • ‘She had known Sara only a day or two and yet she acted as if Blaze were her best friend.’
    • ‘The men around her laughed and acted as though it was the cleverest thing they had seen.’
    • ‘It's almost as though some people only feel they have an identity when they are at work.’
    • ‘Most of the details are a blur now but he motioned with the gun, as though he wanted us all outside.’