as though
  • (British) IPA: /əzˈðəʊ/
  1. As to suggest the idea that; as if, as would be true if.
    I felt sick, as though I'd just eaten a dozen bad oysters.
    She reached out, as though to touch my face.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314 ↗, page 0124 ↗:
      "A fine man, that Dunwody, yonder," commented the young captain, as they parted, and as he turned to his prisoner. "We'll see him on in Washington some day. […] A strong man—a strong one; and a heedless." ¶ "Of what party is he?" she inquired, as though casually.
    • 2013, Daniel Taylor, Steven Gerrard goal against Poland ensures England will go to World Cup ↗, The Guardian, 15 October:
      By that stage Townsend, playing again as though immune to any form of nerves, had curled a lovely, left-footed effort against the crossbar and Welbeck had slashed a shot wide from a position when he really should have done better.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: comme si (+ imperfect or pluperfect), comme pour
  • German: als ob, als wenn
  • Italian: come se
  • Portuguese: como se
  • Russian: как бу́дто
  • Spanish: como si (+ subjunctive)

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