One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Hold one's body in a particular position to create an impression.‘striking a dramatic pose, Antonia announced that she was leaving’
assume, adopt, take on, take up, affect, feign, put onView synonyms
- ‘Jen tipped the hat and struck a pose and they laughed to themselves.’
- ‘Rising to her feet she struck a pose; playfully modeling for him.’
- ‘I grabbed the dress and pressed it against my body, striking a pose.’
- ‘She struck a pose, admiring herself from several different angles.’
- ‘I struck a pose as she picked up the camera and blinded me with the flash.’
- ‘You cannot tell the wild animal to strike a pose for you in front of a camera.’
- ‘She placed the aged hat on her head and struck a pose.’
- ‘As I it drove past her, I took my hands off the wheel and struck a pose.’
- ‘This is just one of the images I took of her posing for the camera yesterday, and goes into a collection of literally hundreds of similar images with her striking a pose for a camera.’
- ‘She wailed something in a language I couldn't recognise and struck a pose.’
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