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acting out

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Noun acting out has 2 senses
  1. acting out - a (usually irritating) impulsive and uncontrollable outburst by a problem child or a neurotic adult
    --1 is a kind of
    effusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullition
  2. acting out - (psychiatry) the display of previously inhibited emotions (often in actions rather than words); considered to be healthy and therapeutic
    --2 is a kind of
    display
Verb act out has 2 senses
  1. act out - represent an incident, state, or emotion by action, especially on stage; "She could act neurotic anxiety"
    --1 is one way to
    act, play, represent
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. enact, reenact, act out - act out; represent or perform as if in a play; "She reenacted what had happened earlier that day"
    --2 is one way to act, play, represent
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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