to pose a problem meaning, to pose a problem definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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pose

  
[1]  
      vb  
1    to assume or cause to assume a physical attitude, as for a photograph or painting  
2    intr; often foll by: as   to pretend to be or present oneself (as something one is not)  
3    intr   to affect an attitude or play a part in order to impress others  
4    tr   to put forward, ask, or assert  
to pose a question     
      n  
5    a physical attitude, esp. one deliberately adopted for or represented by an artist or photographer  
6    a mode of behaviour that is adopted for effect  
     (C14: from Old French poser to set in place, from Late Latin pausare to cease, put down (influenced by Latin ponere to place))  
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pose, Posen, poser, posey

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
a problem, a trouble, a hiccup
the fly in the ointment that summer was the terrible weather: l' ennui cet été là fut le mauvais temps.
n.
one who solves people's problems
exp.
When sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
n.
a clusterfuck means several problems occurring at the same time
Mainly US usage, very colloquial/vulgar
adj.
with a complex structure; difficult to approach; multiple problems generator
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better

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