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function as or act like

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pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind

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Normally, all ASes in the Internet participate and act as lifesaver ASes to completely eliminate the bogus routes.
While important and widely discussed in the media, this is a relatively small issue as it relates to the act as a whole and has never been used in a real-world case in the years since the act was passed.
Mumbo Jumbo does, of course, play off the notion that mystery and the Western detective, or scientific logic, act as opposing forces.
Langum presents the Mann Act as a model of the dangers inherent in attempts to legislate morality.
An "act" is revealed by a different syntax; when I speak of it in the first-person singular, a shift from it to I, I announce the act as unequivocally my own.