in the act (of doing something)

Definition of in the act (of doing something)

:in the process of doing something
  • When they arrived, I was just in the act of starting to make dinner.

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

doing play
  1. : the act of performing or executing : action

  2. : things that are done or that occur : goings-on

  3. : social activities

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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