Phrasal Verbs

act out

This page is about the phrasal verb act out


If you act out, you express your feelings through acts or words.



For example

  • act out sth Jim often gets into trouble because he acts out his emotions without thinking about the consequences.

  • act sth out We can all have violent thoughts and aggressive feelings sometimes, but society doesn't usually allow us to act them out.

Quick Quiz

George had strong feelings of anger, and he acted them out by

a. attacking people

b. helping people

c. amusing people

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