2. tergiversator, tergiversant, Proteus, chameleon; timeserver, Obs.timepleaser, weathercock; temporizer, trimmer,
acrobatics, n.1. gymnastics, tumbling, athletics; calisthenics; acrobatic feats, trapeze ortightrope displays.
2. (all of airplanes)
aerobatics, acrobatic maneuvers,
Inf.stunt flying, Inf.stunting.
1. opposite to, facing, fronting, confronting, in front of; on orto the other side of, beyond, past, over, the far side of.
2. in contact with, into the presence of, into, upon.
3. crosswise of, transversely to, athwart, thwart. -adv.
4. crosswise, crossways, cross, crisscross; transversely, transversally, transverse, thwartedly, Obs.traverse.
5. astride, astraddle, straddle, straddleback, straddle-legged; on.
6. on the other side, on the far side, opposite.
act, n.1. deed, turn, action; performance, proceeding, execution, consummation; conduct; doing, operation, transaction; undertaking, project, enterprise; work, task, job, commission.
2. exploit, feat, Archaic, gest, achievement, step, stride, advancement, progress; accomplishment, attainment, requirement, success.
3. maneuver, move, stroke, blow, coup, stunt, trick; stroke of genius, tour de force.
4. in the act in* the process, in the middle, in the course; red-handed, Latin, in flagrante delicto, SI. with one's pants down, Inf.with one's hand in the cookie jar.
5. formal decision, ruling, judgement, conclusion, determination, resolve, resolution; verdict, finding, arbitration, arbitrament; sentence, Law.award; declaration, pronouncement, decree, edict, proclamation; dictate, dictum, order, command, mandate; rule, regulation, law, Law.statute, ordinance; bill, enactment, measure, proposal, motion.
6. short performance, show, Music,
gig, stand, appearance; routine, bit, skit, short play, Theat.
one-acter, curtain raiser.
7. pretense, pretending, feigning, make-believe; sham, fake, counterfeit, dissimulation, dissemblance; affectation, show, insincerity, false appearance.
-v.8. do, go about, perform, execute, Scot. and North Eng. Obs.
gar, discharge, carry out; be active, be employed, be busy.
9. decide, determine, resolve, judge, make up one's mind, reach ormake a decision.
10. function, perform, operate; work, be effective, be efficacious.
11. (all of oneself)
conduct, behave, comport, deport, demean; (all of oneself)
manage, bear, carry, acquit.
12. pretend, feign, make believe; sham, fake, counterfeit, make a false show, dissemble, dissimulate; simulate, affect, put on, assume, Inf.do for effect.
13. perform, portray, play; represent, enact, act out, put on, produce, stage, give a show; tread the boards.
14. act for substitute, pinch-hit, fill in; do, serve, take the place of.
act on or
upon a. follow, head, obey, comply with, yield to, conform to, act in accordance with.
b. affect, influence; change, alter, transform, modify.