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uses of act
Caught in the act
To be observed doing something
The secretary denied stealing office supplies until she was caught in the act.
A hard act to follow
Difficult to take the place of a top performer
Tanaka-san, who retires this month, is considered the best chairman in the history of the company so the incoming chairman has a hard act to follow.
Put on an act
Higuchi-san seems not to care about winning the design competition but I think she is putting on an act.
To misbehave, not run properly
If my computer keeps acting up, I am going to miss the deadline.
To take action
All of our competitors had the same information but we are the only ones who acted on it.