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make–believe

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1make–believe/ˈmeɪkbəˌliːv/noun
1make–believe
/ˈmeɪkbəˌliːv/
noun
Learner's definition of MAKE–BELIEVE  
[noncount]
: things that are imagined or pretended to be true or real
◊ When children play make-believe, they think of an imaginary world and pretend to live in it as people, animals, fairies, etc.
— see also make believe at believe
2make–believe/ˈmeɪkbəˌliːv/adjective
2make–believe
/ˈmeɪkbəˌliːv/
adjective
Learner's definition of MAKE–BELIEVE  
always used before a noun
: not real
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