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04/11/2011

make-believe

Filed under: Extra — anlactunay @ 4:09 PM

make-believe  
          make-believe      
 1     If someone is living in a make-believe world, they are pretending that things are better, different, or more exciting than they really are instead of facing up to reality.
  …the glamorous make-believe world of show business…
     N-UNCOUNT  disapproval 
    
 2     You use make-believe to refer to the activity involved when a child plays a game in which they pretend something, for example that they are someone else.
  She used to play games of make-believe with her elder sister.
  …his make-believe playmate.
     N-UNCOUNT 
    
 3     You use make-believe to describe things, for example in a play or film, that imitate or copy something real, but which are not what they appear to be.
  The violence in those films was too unreal, it was make-believe…
     ADJ 
    
(c) HarperCollins Publishers.

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