make like


US, informal
: to pretend to be (someone or something)
He made like a rooster and strutted across the stage.
: to act in a way that does not show one's true feelings
He made like he didn't care.

Examples of make like in a Sentence

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“Make like.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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