the action


: the most exciting or interesting activities that are happening in a particular place
The new theater places the audience closer to the center/middle of the action.
I moved to New York City to be (a) part of the action.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In the boys match, Gideon Malone got things started for the Patriots with a goal in the first four minutes of the action, followed by Gillis’ goal midway through the half to give Homewood a 2-0 lead at halftime. Evan Dudley, al, 28 Apr. 2023 Want to get in on the action? Sage Anderson, Rolling Stone, 27 Apr. 2023 Loved Keaton, the action, humor and emotion. Vulture, 26 Apr. 2023 Thompson, 32, came over to greet the family, sharing a hug with Jenner before returning to the action. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 25 Apr. 2023 An interactive thriller that uses audience voting to help drive the action. Jim Higgins, Journal Sentinel, 24 Apr. 2023 Bulaong and Team Alaska’s Seth Guffey of Fairbanks were first to the table Thursday night in a team game to kick off the action. Chris Bieri, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Apr. 2023 When the Motor City Ravens youth baseball team plays, Angel Thompson’s eyes are glued to the action. Scott Talley,, 16 Apr. 2023 Hotel Erwin Address: 1697 Pacific Avenue, Venice, CA 90291 Phone: (310) 452-1111 Website Overlooking the Pacific and the lively Venice boardwalk, the Hotel Erwin's rooms, suites, and balconies provide comfort and a front-row view of the action. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 13 Apr. 2023 See More

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“The action.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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