strike an attitude

strike an attitude
strike an attitude
To assume a position or figure indicative of a feeling or emotion not really felt
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Main Entry:attitude

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strike a pose/an attitude/ phrase
to put your body into a particular position in order to create a particular effect

He threw out his arms and struck a final, triumphant pose.

Thesaurus: to change your positionhyponym
Main entry: strike

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  • strike an attitude — ► strike an attitude (or pose) hold one s body in a particular position to create an impression. Main Entry: ↑strike …   English terms dictionary

  • strike an attitude (or pose) — hold one s body in a particular position to create an impression. → strike …   English new terms dictionary

  • To strike an attitude — Strike Strike, v. t. [imp. {Struck}; p. p. {Struck}, {Stricken}({Stroock}, {Strucken}, Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Striking}. Struck is more commonly used in the p. p. than stricken.] [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. str[=i]can to go,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To strike an attitude — Attitude At ti*tude, n. [It. attitudine, LL. aptitudo, fr. L. aptus suited, fitted: cf. F. attitude. Cf. {Aptitude}.] 1. (Paint. & Sculp.) The posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue. [1913 Webster] 2. The posture or position of a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strike — Strike, v. t. [imp. {Struck}; p. p. {Struck}, {Stricken}({Stroock}, {Strucken}, Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Striking}. Struck is more commonly used in the p. p. than stricken.] [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. str[=i]can to go, proceed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Attitude — At ti*tude, n. [It. attitudine, LL. aptitudo, fr. L. aptus suited, fitted: cf. F. attitude. Cf. {Aptitude}.] 1. (Paint. & Sculp.) The posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue. [1913 Webster] 2. The posture or position of a person… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strike — ► VERB (past and past part. struck) 1) deliver a blow to. 2) come into forcible contact with. 3) (in sport) hit or kick (a ball) so as to score a run, point, or goal. 4) ignite (a match) by rubbing it briskly against an abrasive surface. 5) (of a …   English terms dictionary

  • attitude — [at′ə to͞od΄, at′ətyo͞od΄] n. [Fr < It attitudine, attitude, aptness < LL aptitudo (gen. aptitudinis) < L aptus, APT1] 1. the position or posture assumed by the body in connection with an action, feeling, mood, etc. [to kneel in an… …   English World dictionary

  • strike an pose — ► strike an attitude (or pose) hold one s body in a particular position to create an impression. Main Entry: ↑strike …   English terms dictionary

  • strike — verb (past and past participle struck strʌk) 1》 deliver a blow to.     ↘accidentally hit (a part of one s body) against something.     ↘come into forcible contact with.     ↘(in sporting contexts) hit or kick (a ball).     ↘ignite (a match) by… …   English new terms dictionary

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