act dumb

Definition of act dumb

:to pretend not to know something
  • If anybody asks you where I am, act dumb.

Word by Word Definitions

act play
  1. : the doing of a thing : deed

  2. : something done voluntarily

  3. : the process of doing something : action

  1. : to take action : move

  2. : to conduct oneself : behave

  3. : to perform on the stage

  1. used for a standardized achievement test to evaluate suitability for college admission

dumb play
  1. : lacking the human power of speech

  2. : lacking the ability to speak

  3. : temporarily unable to speak (as from shock or astonishment)

  1. : to make silent : deaden


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