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“… coffee today who pretend burned my …”

meanings of pretend


  1. To claim, to allege, especially when falsely or as a form of deliberate deception.
  2. To hold before one; to extend.
  3. To feign, affect (a state, quality, etc.).
  4. To lay claim to (an ability, status, advantage, etc.). (originally used without to).
  5. To intend; to design, to plot; to attempt.
  6. To make oneself appear to do or be doing something; to engage in make-believe.
  7. To hold before, or put forward, as a cloak or disguise for something else; to exhibit as a veil for something hidden.


  1. Not really what it is represented as being; imaginary, feigned.